Shane Warne,  the legendary legspinner, dies aged 52

A look into his career

Shane Warne, one of cricket's all-time greats, has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52 in Koh Samui, Thailand

Suspected heart attack

Warne, was named one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century, claimed 708 Test wickets in a 15-year career for Australia between 1992 and 2007

Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century

Shane Warne debut against India in January 1992, where his solitary wicket came at a cost of 150 runs

Debuted against India

Debuted against India

Shane Warne took 96 wickets in 2005, a record that stands till day. His closest competition was from Muttiah Muralitharan who took 90 wickets

Most wickets in a calendar   year (Test)

He was the first to claim 700 wickets, reaching the feat on Dec 26, 2006 against England in Melbourne.

First to take 700 wickets

Shane Warne delivered this ball during the Ashes on June 4, 1993 against Mike Gatting who is considered as a master at playing spin.

Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the  Century’

Warne’s total wicket haul of 1001 wickets across formats is second only to Muttiah’s 1347 wickets

Second on the list of  most wickets taken

Warne scored 4172 runs across Test, ODI and T20I at an average of 16.72 with 13 fifties, but never scored a century. His highest score was 99

Most runs in a career all  formats without a hundred

He led Rajasthan Royals to title glory during the inaugural edition in 2008, thus becoming the first-ever and the only captain-cum-coach to win the IPL to date.

Only captain-cum-coach to  win IPL