Australian cricket great Shane Warne dies at 52

Shane Warne, who was considered to be the greatest bowler in cricket history and helped Australia win the World Cup in 1999, has died. He was 52.

Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement early Saturday as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand

Police in Thailand said Warne’s body was transferred to Ko Samui Hospital for an autopsy. Police added they did not find any wounds on Warne’s body

Known as “Warnie,” Warne took 708 test wickets in 145 matches for Australia from 1992-2007, second only to Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800 test wickets from 133 matches

Warne was also part of five Ashes-winning teams against England during his career

He made his professional debut in 1991 at Junction Oval in the match between Victoria and Western Australia

The news of Warne’s loss came as a shock to players after the first day of play in the opening test in Pakistan

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