Australian spin sensation Shane Warne died on Friday of a heart attack in Thailand. Warne, one of the best spinners of all time took 708 wickets in Test Cricket.
The Spinner made his spin debut in 1992 against India and ended his famous career in 2007.
Even after his retirement, Warne continued to dominate the T20, starting with the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. In the opening season of the money-rich league, the Victorian led the Rajasthan Royals (RR) to the IPL title, they defeated the favorites of the tournament – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
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Following the shocking news of Warne’s death, the Royals franchise shared a heartfelt remark to pay tribute to the ‘King of Spin’.
“Shane Warne. The name stands for magic. Our first Royal; a man who made us believe that impossible is just a myth. A leader who walked the walk talked the talk and turned underdogs into champions. A mentor who turned everything he touched into gold,” Royals wrote in a heartwarming note.
“We don’t have the words to express what we truly feel at the moment, but what we know is that the world is poorer today, as it will now exist without his smile, his brilliance, and his attitude to live life to its fullest. We’re completely heartbroken, as are millions of cricket fans all around the world.”
“Warnie, you’re forever going to be our captain, leader, Royal. Rest in peace, legend,” the note added further.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 4, 2022
Warne played 55 matches in IPL and picked up 57 wickets at an average of 25.39, with 4/21 being his best. He also scored 198 runs with the bat at a strike rate of 90+ , hitting 14 fours and 6 sixes.