Shane Warne dies aged 52: The game’s absolute legend left us early, says Rohit Sharma

India captain Rohit Sharma and former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara were among the many who expressed shock at the death of Sharne Warne. The Australian cricketer died at a villa in Thailand on Friday at the age of 52.

Shane Warne dies aged 52: Rohit Sharma, Kumar Sangakkara speechless (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shane Warne died at a villa in Thailand on Friday
  • Rohit Sharma expressed shock at Warne’s death
  • Warne’s former teammate Adam Gilchrist shared a heartbreaking post

Messages of condolences arrive as the Cricket Brotherhood is shocked at the death of legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne. The Australian Cricket player died in a villa in Thailand due to suspected heart attack on Friday, April 4.

India’s captain Rohit Sharma said he was shocked and couldn’t process the fact that Warne had died. According to his family, Warne suffered a suspected heart attack and doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive the cricketer.

“I’m really at a loss for words here, it’s extremely sad. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us. RIP Shane Warne still can’t believe it,” Rohit Sharma wrote on social media.

Legendary Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara also took to social media to express his shock at Warne’s untimely death.

Shane Warne’s former Australia team-mate Adam Gilchrist made a heartbreaking social media post on Friday expressing his feelings.

West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards, who has shared wonderful memories with the Australian cricketer, said he was heartbroken by the news.

Shane Warne revolutionized the art of leg spins and brought the crowd back to see Test cricket. Despite being a crank, Warne has struck fear into the minds of the opposition.

Warne is considered one of the greatest leg-spin bowlers of all time after a career that included winning 708 Test wickets in a Test career from 1992-2007.

He later played in the Indian Premier League and other Twenty20 competitions before retiring from all international cricket matches in 2013 but continued to be involved in the game as a broadcaster.

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