Australian cricket legend Shane Warne, unarguably the greatest spinner in international cricket, died at the age of 52 due to a suspected heart attack in Thailand on Friday. Warne’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), that he passed away in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack. “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” read a part of the statement. “The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course,” the report quoted from the statement.
PTI takes a look at the statistical journey of the legend, who redefined the art of spin bowling.
Bowling figures in Tests:
Test matches played: 145
Best Bowling in an Innings: 8/71
Best Bowling in a Match: 12/128
Runs conceded: 17995
Balls bowled: 40705
5-wicket haul: 37
10-wicket haul: 10
Bowling figures in ODIs:
ODIs played: 194
Best Bowling in a Match: 5/33
Runs conceded: 7541
Balls bowled: 10642
5-wicket haul: 1
Test batting figures
Runs Scored: 3154
Strike rate: 57.65
ODI batting figures:
ODIs played: 194
Runs scored: 1018
Strike rate: 72.04
Test debut: Versus India at Sydney Cricket Ground, January 2, 1992
Last Test:Versus England at Sydney Cricket Ground, January 2, 2007
ODI debut:Versus New Zealand at Basin Reserve, March 24, 1993
Last ODI:Versus Asia XI at Melbourne Cricket Ground, January 10, 2005
IPL debut: Versus Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, April 19, 2008
Last IPL match: Versus Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, May 20, 2011
#Shane Warne played 55 IPL matches from which he took 57 wickets with best figures of 4/21.
#Warne led Rajasthan Royals to their first and only IPL championship title in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2008.
#Warne was a key member of Australia’s 1999 ODI World Cup winning side.
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