Australian cricket icon Shane Warne has passed away at the age of 52. Warne’s management confirmed in a statement that Shane was found unconscious at his villa. Medical teams tried to save him but he could not be saved. It is believed that he suffered a heart attack.
Paid tribute to Rod Marsh in the morning
Warne had expressed grief on the death of Australian legend Rod Marsh this morning. Warne wrote – “Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed. He was a legend of our great game & an inspiration to so many young boys & girls. Rod cared deeply about cricket & gave so much-especially to Australia & England players. Sending lots & lots of love to Ros & the family. RIP mate❤️”
Highest wicket-taker after Muralitharan
Shane Warne is the second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. He took 708 wickets in 145 matches for Australia. Muralitharan remains at number one with 800 wickets in 133 matches. England’s James Anderson is third with 640 wickets in 169 matches, India’s Anil Kumble is fourth with 619 wickets in 132 matches and Australia’s fast bowler Glen Macgrath is fifth with 563 wickets in 124 matches.