Sachin Tendulkar, the only cricketer who gave nightmares to the former Australian spinner Shane Warne remembered him on his death.
Arguably the best batsman in the world, Sachin Tendulkar, is “shocked, stunned & miserable” on Shane Warne’s passing.
“Will miss you, Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you around, on or off the field. I will always treasure our on-field duels & off-field banter. You always had a special place for India & Indians had a special place for you. Gone too young,” Tendulkar tweeted.
Shane Warne died of a heart attack in Thailand on Friday.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa, and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” a statement from Warne’s management said.
“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
According to Royal Thai Police, Warne was holidaying with four people in a luxury villa on Koh Samui. His body has been sent to Koh Samui Hospital, where an autopsy will be carried out.
The grieving cricketing fraternity and many other celebrities and politicians have paid their tributes to Shane Warne, who set a world record of 708 Test wickets which Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan has only broken.
Afghan Cricketer Rashid Khan tweeted, “Can’t believe it! Extremely sad on Shane Warne’s departure. Was a true legend of the game and an inspiration to many cricketers around the globe.”
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli said, “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 to turn the cricket ball.”
British Prime Minister Boris Jhonson said, “Totally shocked and saddened to hear about Shane Warne – a cricketing genius and one of the nicest guys you could meet, who also did a lot to help disadvantaged kids into sport.”
Warne made his Test debut for Australia in 1992 against India. His last test match was in 2007, against England in Ashes.
Warne is the only batsman to have scored more than 3,000 Test runs without a career century.
Shane Warne played for his home state of Victoria, Hampshire in England, and the IPL team Rajasthan Royals as captain and coach between 2008 and 2011.
In 2011, he joined the Melbourne Stars for the inaugural season of the Big Bash League before officially retiring in 2013.