Shane Warne Complete Biography: Death, Age, Life, Early
Shane Warne, one of cricket’s all-time greats, died of a suspected heart attack while on vacation in Koh Samui, Thailand, at the age of 52.
Warne, who was designated one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Century. Between 1992 and 2007, he played for Australia for 15 years. Taking 708 Test wickets and winning the 1999 ODI World Cup. He died after a suspected heart attack, according to his manager Michael Cohen.
According to Reuters, Warne and three other friends were staying in a private villa when one of them went to enquire about him when he did not show up for dinner.
“A buddy performed CPR on him and phoned an ambulance,” Chatchawin Nakmusik, an officer with the Bo Put police station on Koh Samui, told Reuters over the phone.
Then a Thai International Hospital ambulance arrived and brought him there. They performed CPR for five minutes before he died.”
The authorities did not know the cause of death but did not suspect foul play, according to Chatchawin.
“Warney,” as he was affectionately known across the cricketing world. Was without a doubt one of the genuine icons of international cricket. A man who nearly single-handedly revitalized the art of leg-spin in the early 1990s.
Although stalwarts such as Pakistan’s Abdul Qadir had kept the technique alive, Warne added new glitz and aggressive intent to leg-spin with his bottle-blonde hair and a smart tactical mind that he utilized to outwit a slew of unknowing opponents in his prime.
Following an underwhelming debut against India in January 1992. Where his solitary wicket cost 150 runs, Warne hinted at his full potential by bowling Australia to an unlikely victory over Sri Lanka in Colombo. Before ripping out seven match-winning second-innings wickets against West Indies at his home ground of Melbourne in the 1992-93 Boxing Day Test in his fifth appearance.
However, it was Warne’s Ashes tour in 1993 that finally sealed his fame. Warne’s first delivery in the series opener at Old Trafford stunned the sport. During the preceding one-day series. He gave Mike Gatting the so-called “ball of the century”. A flowing, drowning, spitting leg break that turned a full two feet from the outside foot and hit the top of the off-off.
Warne had such a firm grip on England’s batters that they wouldn’t come close to winning the Ashes for another 12 years. Even when they did. In the tumultuous summer of 2005. As he led Australia’s attack with a career-best haul of 40 wickets.
Away from the cricket field, Warne couldn’t help but attract attention. He was never far from the front pages of the newspapers, despite a slew of personal-life scandals. He and his then-teammate Mark Waugh. Were both penalized in 1995. For providing information to an Indian bookmaker. During the previous year’s tour of Sri Lanka.
Warne was barred from international cricket. For a year in 2003. During a routine drugs test. He claimed it was provided to him by his mother to help him lose weight.
However, whereas some players’ careers may have ended as a result of that setback, Warne’s year away from the game may have given him a new lease on life as he approached his mid-30s. It came back into action in March 2004. With Australia winning the series 3-0 in Sri Lanka and then quietly playing a key role in their “final frontier” victory over India.
In the 2006-07 Ashes, he resigned from international cricket with trademark theatrics. Leaving the field arm-in-arm with his long-term bowling friend Glenn McGrath. One of the greatest Test teammates of all time – the Ashes 5-0 after a whitewash (Australia’s first match against England since 1920-21).
Even at the age of 37, Warne’s reputation was far from over. In 2008. And he delivered the trophy with 19 wickets at 21.26. Despite going wicketless in the final against the Chennai Super Kings. He couldn’t stay out of the action. As he and Sohail Tanvir sealed the victory with the bat in an exciting last-over finish.