Spin legend Shane Warne has died of suspected heart attack in Thailand

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“The family requests confidentiality at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

An iconic name in international cricket, Warne, since his debut in 1992, has played 145 Tests for Australia, collecting 708 wickets with his leg rotation. In his 194 ODI appearances, Warne has captured 293 scalps.

He was the second highest wicket-taker in Test history and only Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has more wickets than him with 800. In 2007, Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket named the series of tests between the two teams the Warne Muralitharan Trophy in the honor of the duo.

Warne, who made his Test debut against India at Sydney’s iconic cricket ground, has been named one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Century for his unrivaled achievements over a 15 career years between 1992 and 2007.

In 2013 he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

He helped Australia win the World Cup in 1999 and won more wickets than any other bowler in Ashes cricket, the total being 195.

After retiring from international cricket, Warne added to his legend by doubling as captain and coach of the IPL Rajasthan Royals side’s remarkable title triumph in the inaugural edition of the event.

A flamboyant personality both on and off the pitch, Warne also enjoyed success as a commentator and was considered one of the game’s sharpest analysts.

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