Breaking NEWS : Shane Warne Dies , On Friday was a shocking day for all the cricket fraternity. The balling legend who arguably was the greatest leg-spinner of all time died at age 52. He took 708 Test match wickets and 293 One-Day International wickets and was the one who made a whopping 300 appearances for Australia across all the formats. He is also the highest wicket-taker in the Ashes in cricket history. He also helped his nation win the World Cup in 1999 and was part of five Ashes teams during his career where Australia won.
He is hailed as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. Warne was known for his ability to trouble the best of batters with his spin balling. Because of him, Australia bagged many wins, and his career was filled with highs and lows. He was the first baller to complete the milestone of 700 Test wickets. He was the highest wicket-taker in cricket history before being surpassed by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, who finished his career with whopping 800 wickets in the longest format.
After retiring from international cricket, he started his career as captain and coach of IPL team Rajasthan Royals. He had a remarkable personality both on and off the field. He also made a great success as a commentator and was considered among the critical analysts of the game. In 2007, Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket named the Test series between the two-cricket giant as the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy for both the baller honour. This was the first time in cricket history that an entire trophy was named on the ballers name.
In 2013, he retired from the game completely, ICC was named in the hall of fame, the actual date when he retired from the game or his international retirement happened much before in 2007. He also took more wickets than any other bowler in Ashes cricket, with a mind-boggling number at 195. He was one of the most popular cricketers in India and his connection with the country was full of action, he was a part of the IPL team and a great mentor for many of the Indian cricketers. He debuted in India with Ravi Shastri as his first Test wicket. His career had also some lows, in 1998, he and Mark Waugh coped a fine from Cricket Australia because of insider information, they accepted money from a bookmaker for sharing information on pitch and weather conditions.
On Friday the cricket biggest names are paying tribute to one of Australia’s cricket icons due to his sudden death, cricketers from all across the world took to Twitter to show their respect and condolences. He played cricket for almost two decades and as a cricketer who achieved many milestones on and off the ground. With Sir Vivian Richards, he is one of the five greatest Test cricketers as regraded by the cricket fraternity of the 20th century. Tributes are being made to the much-loved former Ashes baller, but as every Star in our galaxy has to die one day with all its light, the same happened with Shane Warne. What he achieved will always act as an inspiration to the cricket world and fans all across the globe. The cricketer will receive the state funeral, as Australian PM Scott Morrison said.