Australian cricket legend Shane Warne, undeniably the greatest spinner in international cricket, died Friday at the age of 52 from a suspected heart attack in Thailand. Warne’s management released a brief statement early Saturday morning (AEDT) that he died in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack. “Shane was found unconscious in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was unable to be revived,” part of the statement read. “The family is currently requesting privacy and will provide more details in due course,” the report quotes from the statement.
PTI takes a look at the legend’s statistical journey, which redefined the art of spin bowling.
Bowling Grades in Tests:
Practice matches played: 145
Best bowling in an innings: 8/71
Best bowling in a match: 12/128
Runs awarded: 17995
Balls thrown: 40705
5-wicket distance: 37
10-wicket distance: 10
Bowling Grades in ODIs:
ODIs played: 194
Best bowling in a match: 5/33
Runs Awarded: 7541
Balls thrown: 10642
5-wicket distance: 1
Test Stroke Rates
Runs Scored: 3154
Stroke rate: 57.65
ODI stroke figures:
ODIs played: 194
Points Scored: 1018
Stroke 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
Latest 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 of which he took 57 wickets with the 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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