Twitter’s Cricket Community pour Tributes for Legend Shane Warne

The cricketing world was in shock on Friday evening as an Australian Leg spinner, the legendary Shane Warne passed away at the age of 52 due heart attack at his villa in Thailand. The world of cricket was shocked by this news as cricket lost one of its icons.

In his inspirational career spanning 25 years, Warne was considered the best spinner of his generation and was named ‘The Spin King’. He didn’t just break records, he also created some unthinkable records which was never expected to be made in the first place.


Sachin Tendulkar with the legend Shane Warne. PC: Twitter
Sachin Tendulkar with the legend Shane Warne. PC: Twitter


Shane Warne in his 15 years international career, took a total of 1001 international wickets. He took 708 wickets in 145 Test matches which made him 2nd most successful test bowler behind Mutthai Muralidharan who surpassed him with 800 Test wickets. Warne was the first bowler to complete the 600 and 700 wickets marks. In ODIs, he took 293 wickets in 193 ODIs.

He has a plethora of records in Test Cricket. He took the most Test wickets in a calendar year when he took 96 wickets in 2005. His wicket of Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes Test Match against England at Manchester was recognized as the “Ball of the Century”. He has the most wickets in the Ashes with 195.

Post his international career, he was instrumental in Rajasthan Royals winning the inaugural IPL as he led a young and hungry side to a championship victory. He played a big role in shaping the career of Ravindra Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan, and many more. Today’s international spinners like Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal Nathan Lyon, etc.

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With his unexpected passing, Warne who was a mentor to a lot of players of today’s generation will be leaving a huge legacy behind for us fans and admirers to cherries. Reacting to the shocking passing, here are some responses from Warne’s fellow cricketer and colleagues:


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