Chairman and CEO BOL Media Group, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh on Saturday condoled the sudden demise of legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne who passed away on Friday at the age of 52.
On his twitter account, Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh wrote, “I am deeply shocked at the sudden and untimely death of cricket legend #ShaneWarne. I offer my heart-felt condolences to his bereaved family and fans!”
Legend Spinner Shane Warne passed away on Friday, at the age of 52 amidst a suspected heart attack. Warne’s management issued a brief statement stating that he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” the statement said. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
Warne was among the most influential cricketers in history. He almost single-handedly reinvented the art of leg-spin when he burst onto the international scene in the early 1990s, and by the time he retired from international cricket in 2007, he had become the first bowler to reach 700 Test wickets.
A central figure in Australia’s ICC Cricket World Cup triumph in 1999, when he was player of the match in both the semi-final and the final, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack recognized Shane’s achievements by naming him as one of its Five Cricketers of the Twentieth Century.
Warne finished his international career with 708 Test wickets and a further 293 in One-Day Internationals, placing him second in the list of all-time international wicket-takers behind his great friend and rival Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (1,347). Shane also captained Australia in 11 One-Day Internationals, winning 10 and losing once.
Australia cricket legend Shane Warne dies at 52
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