Shane Warne: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma condole demise of former Australia cricketer
Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma condoled the demise of legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne on Friday.
His management organisation revealed in a statement to Fox Sports that the legendary leg-spinner died in Thailand of a suspected heart attack.
“Life is so fickle and unpredictable. I cannot process the passing of this great of our sport and also a person I got to know off the field. RIP #goat (Greatest of All Time). Greatest to turn the cricket ball,” Virat Kohli tweeted.
“I’m truly lost for words here, this is extremely sad. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us. RIP Shane Warne….still can’t believe it,” India men’s captain Rohit Sharma wrote.
Shane Warne, also known as ‘King of Spin,’ was one of the best leg-spinners to ever play the game. In his stellar career, which covered 145 Test matches, Warne took 708 wickets.
Warne appeared in 194 One-Day Internationals for Australia, taking 293 wickets. Moreover, the right-hander was also a capable batsman, scoring 3,154 runs in Test cricket. In 50-overs cricket, he scored 1,018 runs.
The leg-spinner was recognised for his deception on the field, taking 1001 wickets in all. Also he was the first bowler in history to reach 1,000 international wickets.