In what came out as a huge shock to the cricketing world, the legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne died of a ‘suspected heart attack’ on Friday (March 4, 2022). Widely hailed as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game, Shane Warne was in Thailand when he passed away. He was 52.
“It is with great sadness we advise that Shane Keith Warne passed away of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand today, Friday 4 March. Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” said a statement from Warne’s management company MPC Entertainment.
Ever since then, the tragic news of Warne’s passing away came out, social media has been buzzing with tributes and heartfelt posts dedicated to the legendary cricketer. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone is pouring their heartfelt condolences via social media.
Meanwhile, Indian politician Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter and penned down an emotional tribute to the legendary cricketer. In his Facebook post, Rahul Gandhi hailed him as an absolute legend and expressed how he was loved by many in India. He wrote:
“My condolences to the family, friends and fans of Shane Warne.
An absolute legend on the field. And loved by many here in India.
He will be sorely missed”
Here, check out his post:
Warne, who was chosen as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Century, ended his career with 293 wickets in ODIs and 708 wickets in Tests, which is the most by a legspinner in the format