The news of Shane Warne’s death has shocked millions of cricket fans and former cricketers around the globe. In a statement released by Shane Warne’s management, the cricketer’s sad and shocking death was announced.
According to the statement, the 52 year old died due to a suspected heart attack. The cricket world is in shock and they have expressed their condolences and shared messages of support for Warne’s family.
Here’s how cricket world is mourning his death:
“I am shocked and extremely sad to hear about the sudden death of my friend Warnie,” Wasim Akram wrote on his Twitter account.
I am shocked and extremely sad to hear about the sudden death of my friend Warnie… he has always been in touch and always helpful.. apart from an iconic bowler he was a great entertainer… my condolences to the family and friends .. rest in peace my friend .
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 4, 2022
His former teammate and close friend, Adam Gilchrist, is heartbroken.
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) March 4, 2022
“No words to describe how shocked sad i am,” wrote Shoaib Akhtar.
Just heard the devastating news about legendary Shane Warne passing away. No words to describe how shocked & sad i am.
What a legend. What a man. What a cricketer. pic.twitter.com/4C8veEBFWS
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 4, 2022
Virender Sehwag wrote: “One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, superstar Shane Warne is no more.”
Cannot believe it.
One of the greatest spinners, the man who made spin cool, superstar Shane Warne is no more.
Life is very fragile, but this is very difficult to fathom. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and fans all around the world. pic.twitter.com/f7FUzZBaYX
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 4, 2022
“Such a devastating loss for the cricket world,” Babar Azam wrote.
Find it hard to believe. Such a devastating loss for the cricket world. He literally inspired generations with his magical leg spin. You'll forever be missed #ShaneWarne. My heart and prayers goes to his family, friends, and fans. #legend pic.twitter.com/pigrD785gC
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) March 4, 2022
“What a human, what an amazing player,” said Azhar Mehmood.
Devastating. Absolutely tragic – can’t believe this. What a human, what an amazing player. Thoughts with his family and friends. https://t.co/6cSq0eqP2D
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) March 4, 2022
“The game of cricket has lost what I consider a university of leg-spin bowling today,” said Shahid Afridi.
The game of cricket has lost what I consider a university of leg-spin bowling today. I was inspired by his bowling from the start of my career and it was always a privilege to play against him. My deepest condolences are with Warne's family and loved ones. #ShaneWarne pic.twitter.com/Uht87qDcJ5
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 4, 2022
“RIP LEGEND,” Chris Gayle wrote.
RIP LEGEND ?? ? #ShaneWarne
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) March 4, 2022
“A hero growing up and the greatest player I ever played against,” wrote Ian Bell.
There are no words. A hero growing up and the greatest player I ever played against. I can’t believe it.
My thoughts are with his loved ones. https://t.co/NEN2VwbUtJ
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) March 4, 2022
“Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of the legendary spinner,” said Mohammad Yousuf.
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) March 4, 2022
“I am in agony. Grief. And have no words. I was lucky enough to know him well. The magic will stay forever,” said Harsha Bhogle.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 4, 2022