Shane Warne, Australian Cricket Legend, Dies at 52

Shane Warne, legendary former Australian cricket player and television commentator, died of a suspected heart on Friday. He was 52.

The leg spin bowler took 708 wickets in test cricket, which was was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler, until it was broken by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan.

In 2000, Warne was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet.

After retiring as a player, Warne became a well known commentator on Sky Sports, ESPN and India’s Disney-owned Star TV.

Warne debuted for Australia in test cricket in 1992 against India and played his last test versus England in 2007. During the course of his long and distinguished career, he also took 293 wickets in one day internationals.

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