Shane warne passed away

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Australian leg spinner and one of the greats of the game of cricket died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand on 4 March 2022. He was 52 years of age.

  •  Warne was staying on the island of Koh Samui, around 600km south of Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand. 

  • He played  international cricket for Australia from 1992 and 2007. He played  his first test against India in 1992 . He took 708 test match wickets. In 194 One Day International matches he took 293 wickets .

  •  He was the second highest  wicket taker in test matches after Muttiah Muralidhran of Sri Lanka’s 800.  

  • He played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rajasthan Royals team . He was the captain of the side and  led them to the title championship in the  inaugural IPL 2008 championship.

  • He was selected as one of the five Wisden cricketers of the century after Don Bardman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbes and the fifth one was Vivian Richards.

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