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Afridi, Babar Lead Emotional Tributes to ‘University of Leg-Spin Bowling’

Afridi, Babar Lead Emotional Tributes to ‘University of Leg-Spin Bowling’

Shane Warne

The Aussie superstar is arguably the greatest spinner of all time and his death has hit many people hard.


Spin bowling wizard Shane Warne’s sudden demise on Friday triggered massive online condolences, especially from the cricking world.

“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” Warne’s management has confirmed in a statement.

Warne is widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game, having retired as Test cricket’s second-most prolific wicket-taker.

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Former players and pundits have paid tribute to Warne, applauding his contribution to cricket and his wonderful personality.

Shahid Afridi terming Warne as “university of leg-spin bowling” tweeted; “The game of cricket has lost what I consider a university of leg-spin bowling today. I was inspired by his bowling from the start of my career and it was always a privilege to play against him. My deepest condolences are with Warne’s family and loved ones. #ShaneWarne”

“Noooooo #shanewarne cannot believe what I am reading,” former cricketer, Jonty Rhodes said in a tweet.

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Jeremy Snape, former England cricketer said, “I can’t believe the news that Warney has passed away at 52. He was one of a kind – a genius on the pitch and the best fun off it. RIP mate – thanks for the incredible memories and friendship. #shanewarne”

In his tribute, ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan said: “Love ya King.”

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