The sporting fraternity has lost a legend in cricketer Shane Warne, who died on Friday at the age of 52. Expressing their grief over the demise of ‘King Of Spin’, members of India’s film fraternity took to their social media handles and wrote heartfelt tributes.
“This news has left millions of people like me in shock and disbelief…it’s gone too soon…Rest In Peace King Of Spin…” said veteran actor Anil Kapoor in a tweet. National award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee also tweeted: “How can this be true? Absolutely shocking!! Gone too soon, Maestro!! Rest in peace #Shanewarne”
Veteran star Anupam Kher said he was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of one of the world’s greatest spin bowlers. “He was magical on the pitch! I had the privilege of meeting him in the lobby of a London hotel. He could really laugh easily. RIP dear legend. Your brilliance will be missed!” he said in a tweet. “A legend is no more. Gone too soon. Thank you, Mr. Warne, for the memories of your magic on the cricket pitch. #RIP #ShaneWarne,” actor Boman Irani also wrote on his Twitter account.
Celebrities from the film fraternity including Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Rampal, Arjun Kapoor and Shibani Dandekar were among those who mourned the passing of the legendary cricketer on their social media. Australian cricketer Shane Warne died of a suspected heart attack on Friday.
He was one of the best spinners to ever embrace the game. Warne scalped 708 wickets in his illustrious career which spanned 145 Test matches. Warne played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he scalped 293 wickets. The right-hander was also handy with the bat as he scored 3,154 runs during his Test career. He amassed 1,018 points in the 50 overs format.
The leg spinner was known for his crafty bowling and took a total of 1,001 wickets. He became the first ever bowler to reach the peak of 1,000 international wickets. (ANI)
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