Shane Warne Dies Aged 52: Can’t Believe The Man Who Made Spin Cool Is Gone – Virender Sehwag Shocked

Former India opener Virender Sehwag, who has faced Shane Warne countless times in his career, was among the first to react to the Australian legend’s untimely death on Friday.

Sehwag said he couldn’t believe the man who made Spin cool is gone. Sehwag offered his heartfelt condolences to Warne’s family, friends and fans around the world, saying that life is fragile but this news is very difficult to fathom.

“I can not believe it. One of the biggest crackpots, the man who made the spin cool, superstar Shane Warne, is no more. Life is very fragile, but that is very difficult to fathom. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans around the world,” Sehwag tweeted.

Warne’s management released a brief statement told Australian media that he died in Koh Samui, Thailand.

“Shane was found unresponsive at his villa and despite the best efforts of the medical staff, he was unable to be resuscitated,” the statement read, reported by various media outlets here.

“The family is asking for privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.” An iconic name in international cricket, Warne has played 145 Tests for Australia since making his debut in 1992, clinching 708 wickets with his leg spin-in Warne has caught 293 scalps in his 194 ODI appearances.

He was the second highest wicket-taker in Test history and only Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has more wickets than him at 800. In 2007, Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket named the Test series between the two sides the WarneMuralitharan Trophy in the duo’s honour.

Warne, who made his Test debut against India at the legendary Sydney Cricket Ground, was named one of Wisden’s five Cricket Players of the Century for his unparalleled performances over a 15-year career between 1992 and 2007. In 2013 he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

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