Shane Warne, the legendary legspinner passes away at 52

Shane Warne
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Australian cricket suffered another massive blow yesterday when the shocking news of the passing away of Shane Warne was all over the news.

He was 52 and had many more years ahead of him.

The reason for his death is a ‘suspected heart attack’.

His management company issued the statement of Warne’s passing away.

The company has also requested everyone to give the family some space during this time of grief.

He has left behind his parents Keith and Bridgette, brother Jason and children Jackson, Summer and Brooke.

He played cricket for Australia from 1992 till 2007.

He has also been named one of Wisden’s five greatest cricketers of the 20th century.

He also was the captain during the inaugural edition of the IPL where he helped the Rajasthan Royals win.

Warne played 145 Tests and 194 ODIs during his cricketing career and was the best legspinner Australia has ever had in the century.

His delivery to Mike Gatting in the 1993 Manchester Ashes Test has been considered the ball of the century.

Warne has also had his fair share of controversies in the past.

Pat Cummins, Australia’s Test captain, expressed shock at the sudden passing away of Warne.

He also said that it has been a couple of terrible days for Australian cricket as they have lost both Rod Marsh and Shane Warne on the same day.

The Great Southern Stand at the MCG will be honouring Shane Warne by naming the stand as S.K. Warne Stand in his memory.

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