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)
- 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.
I’m really at a loss for words here, it’s very sad. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us. RIP Shane Warne. I still can not believe it
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 4, 2022
Legendary Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara also took to social media to express his shock at Warne’s untimely death.
Absolutely shocked and disappointed to hear about this @ShaneWarne legend and friend. Just can’t believe it.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) March 4, 2022
Shane Warne’s former Australia team-mate Adam Gilchrist made a heartbreaking social media post on Friday expressing his feelings.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) March 4, 2022
West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards, who has shared wonderful memories with the Australian cricketer, said he was heartbroken by the news.
Incredible. I’m shaken to the core. This can not be true…
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) March 4, 2022
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.