Australia’s great spinner Shane Warne, who gave a new definition to spin bowling, has passed away. It is being told that he died of a heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. According to the information, his age was 52 years. According to Fox Sports.com AU, Warne’s management issued a brief statement confirming his death. The report said that Shane was found unconscious in his villa. Despite all the efforts of the medical staff, his life could not be saved. His family has appealed to maintain privacy on this occasion. Will it be a coincidence or the decision of nature that, just hours before Shane Warne’s death, Australia’s legendary wicket-keeper Rod Marsh also passed away? Warne also paid tribute by tweeting on Marsh’s death. Till now, no one thought that this would prove to be Warne’s last tweet.
Shane Warne death
At the beginning of the last decade of the previous century, the fear of fast bowlers was at its peak, and the spin art was dying out. At the same time, Australia, which produced fast bowlers like Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee, gave the world a leg-spinner like Shane Warne. Warne brought the art of spin to life and impressed everyone with his leg-spin. After that, he established himself, and gradually, he was able to make his mark as the best spinner in the world. When the cricket world was celebrating Virat Kohli’s 100th Test, the news of the death of Australia’s legendary wicket-keeper Marsh came to the fore. Then the whole world was drowned in the grief of the end of Rad Marsh. And then suddenly, the news of Shane Warne death saying goodbye to the world shocked everyone.
Shane Warne made his Test debut at the age of 22 against India in Sydney in January 1992. Incidentally, he played his last Test in Sydney in 2007 against England. No cricket lover can forget the day 4 June 1993. That day, Warne bowled England’s Mike Gatting on the leg break. The ball had turned 90 degrees. The world was stunned to see this Warne ball in the Ashes series match. This ball was declared the best ball of the century.
The more spin Warne had, the more he was embroiled in controversies. He was also banned for match-fixing, and there were also allegations of taking drugs. He became pretty infamous for his bad behavior and quarreled with the captains. According to the report, he was also addicted to cigarettes and alcohol. Many times he was also seen smoking a cigarette on the field. He was seen many times drinking alcohol openly. He was found guilty of consuming banned diuretics before the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. However, he said that his mother had given him this medicine for weight loss. He was against coaching in cricket and believed that there should be managers in cricket.
Shane Warne remained in the limelight in his personal life as well. Warne married Simone Callahan in 1995. He has three children. Both lived with each other for ten years. But Warne ended their marriage of 11 years in 2006. There was also a lot of discussion about his relationship with British actress Lisa Harley. After his divorce from Callahan, Warne grew closer to Liege Harley, and the two lived with each other until 2013. After that, they separated after being together for about three years. According to the information, even after disconnecting, they were often seen with each other. Warne’s name is also associated with Australian model and DJ Emily Scott. Many reports about his relationship with Hollywood actress Margo Rabie, but no one ever spoke openly about it.
Few things about Warne
- One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Warne made his debut for Australia in January 1992 and played his last international match in January 2007.
- Shane Warne played 145 Tests and took 708 wickets.
- He is the second bowler to take most Test wickets. He also took 293 wickets in 195 ODIs.
- Warne was the captain and coach of Rajasthan Royals in the first season of IPL in 2008, and his team won the title.
Apart from India, people from all over the country are in shock due to Shane Warne death and are paying tribute to him through social media. Everyone, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, ICC, BCCI, paid tribute to Shane Warne by tweeting.
The global cricketing community is poorer today with the passing away of Australian great Shane Warne. The BCCI mourns the loss of the champion cricketer who enriched the game with his craft. pic.twitter.com/ZXiRUTr5eJ— BCCI (@BCCI) March 4, 2022