Tributes in India for Aussie cricketer Shane Warne
The sudden demise of legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has left everyone in shock. He was 52.
Warne died of a suspected heart attack on March 4.
"Shane was found unresponsive in his villa, and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived," a statement on the Fox website said.
The cricket fraternity and several celebrities from the Indian film industry have expressed their shock and grief on social media.
"Life is so fickle and unpredictable. I cannot process the passing of this great of our sport and also a person I got to know off the field. RIP #goat (Greatest of All-Time). Greatest to turn the cricket ball," Virat Kohli tweeted.
"I'm truly lost for words here, this is extremely sad. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us. RIP Shane Warne....still can't believe it," India men's captain Rohit Sharma wrote.
Actor Vikrant Massey shared Warne's photo on his Instagram handle and penned, " You take a piece of every 90's kid with you Legend. RIP."
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted, "Sad to know about the demise of Australian spinner Shane Warne who succumbed to a heart attack in Thailand. It's a great loss to the cricket world. Heartfelt condolences . . #RIP #ShaneWarne."
Shane Warne was one of the best leg-spinners to have embraced the game. Warne scalped 708 wickets in his illustrious career which spanned 145 Test matches.
Warne played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he scalped 293 wickets. The right-hander was also handy with the bat as he scored 3,154 runs in his Test career. He amassed 1,018 runs in the 50-overs format.
The leg-spinner was known for his guile bowling and took a total of 1001 wickets. He became the first-ever bowler to scale the peak of 1,000 international wickets.