Pune, March 4: The worst and most shocking news has come out of the cricket world. Veteran Australian cricketer Shane Warne has died at the age of 52. This is Australia’s biggest loss. This is bad news not only for Australia but for the entire cricketing community. Warne’s death has taken a heavy toll on Australia. Today has been a frustrating day for Australia. Because Australia has lost two great cricketers in a single day. Hours before Warne’s death, Australia’s great wicketkeeper Rod Marsh passed away. He was 74 years old. Marsh had a heart attack a few days ago. He was then in a coma.
Shane Warne mourned Rod Marsh’s death on Twitter today. A few hours later, Shane Warne suffered a massive heart attack. He died in it. According to Australian news agencies, Shane Warne was in Thailand. There he was found unconscious in a villa. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The news of his death has caused a stir in the cricketing world.
Meanwhile, Shane Warne’s latest tweet has also come under discussion. Warne had paid tribute to Rod Marsh. After his demise, the entire fans are expressing their grief. “I am saddened to hear that Rod Marsh has passed away. He was a legend of our great sport and an inspiration to many young boys and girls. Rod was very concerned about cricket and gave a lot. Shane Warne said in his last tweet.
About Rod Marsh’s career
Rod Marsh played 96 Tests between 1970 and 1984. He took 355 wickets behind the stumps during this period. Which was a record then. Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy (395) then broke the record. Marsh represented Australia in 92 ODIs.
Marsh is still one of the most successful 5 wicket keepers today. South Africa’s Mark Boucher has taken the most 555 wickets behind the stumps. It is followed by Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy and Rod Marsh. Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is fifth with 294 wickets. The world of cricket is in mourning over Marsh’s death.
After retiring from international cricket, Rod Marsh set out to find young Australian cricketers. He was chairman of Australia’s selection committee in 2016. Cricket Australia has also expressed grief over his death.