A master on field, enigmatic off; Shane Warne dies aged 52


              Floral tributes at Lords Cricket Ground, London in memory of Shane Warne, Saturday, March 5, 2022. The world of cricket is coming to terms with the loss of one of its greatest figures following the death of Shane Warne at the age of 52. (John Walton/PA via AP)
            
              An Indian artist Sagar Kambli makes a painting of Australian cricketer Shane Warne as a mark of tribute to the cricketer, on a sidewalk in Mumbai, India, Saturday, March. 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
            
              A man places a set of cricket stumps and a photos at the statue of Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Players the Australia cricket teams observe a minute silent to pay tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne prior to start of second day of play of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and Australia at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
            
              People pay their respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A woman pauses as she pays her respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Staff members help move the body of Shane Warne from Ko Samui Hospital on Ko Samui island, southern Thailand, Sunday, March 6, 2022, to a ferry on the way to Surat Thani province's main hospital for an autopsy. Warne, whose artful and record-breaking spin bowling on the cricket field was matched by his impish allure and often controversial career off the pitch, was remembered by all manner of athletes, actors, prime ministers and rock stars on Saturday following his death from an apparent heart attack. He was 52. (AP Photo/Thanapat Cherajin)
            
              Staff members help move the body of Shane Warne from Ko Samui Hospital on Ko Samui island, southern Thailand, Sunday, March 6, 2022, to a ferry on the way to Surat Thani province's main hospital for an autopsy. Warne, whose artful and record-breaking spin bowling on the cricket field was matched by his impish allure and often controversial career off the pitch, was remembered by all manner of athletes, actors, prime ministers and rock stars on Saturday following his death from an apparent heart attack. He was 52. (AP Photo/Thanapat Cherajin)
            
              Staff members help move the body of Shane Warne from Ko Samui Hospital on Ko Samui island, southern Thailand, Sunday, March 6, 2022, to a ferry on the way to Surat Thani province's main hospital for an autopsy. Warne, whose artful and record-breaking spin bowling on the cricket field was matched by his impish allure and often controversial career off the pitch, was remembered by all manner of athletes, actors, prime ministers and rock stars on Saturday following his death from an apparent heart attack. He was 52. (AP Photo/Thanapat Cherajin)
            
              A man drinks a beer at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man places a set of cricket stumps and a photos at the statue of Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Players the Australia cricket teams observe a minute silent to pay tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne prior to start of second day of play of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and Australia at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
            
              People pay their respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A woman pauses as she pays her respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man drinks a beer at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man places a set of cricket stumps and a photos at the statue of Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Players the Australia cricket teams observe a minute silent to pay tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne prior to start of second day of play of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and Australia at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
            
              People pay their respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A woman pauses as she pays her respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man drinks a beer at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man places a set of cricket stumps and a photos at the statue of Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Players the Australia cricket teams observe a minute silent to pay tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne prior to start of second day of play of the first cricket test match between Pakistan and Australia at the Pindi Stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died. He was 52. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
            
              People pay their respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A woman pauses as she pays her respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Former Australia cricketer Shane Warne is shown on July 19, 2009. Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricket players in history, has died. He was 52. Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Gareth Copley/PA via AP)
            
              A man pays his respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man pays his respects at the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A child touches the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022, in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A man and his dog are view the statue of cricket legend Shane Warne surrounded by flowers outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022 in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              A tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne is displayed on the big screens at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 5, 2022. Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest players, most astute tacticians and ultimate competitors in the long history of cricket, has died of a suspected heart attack Friday, March 4, 2022 in Koh Samui, Thailand. He was 52. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
            
              Exterior of the mortuary building at the Koh Samui Hospital in Koh Samui, the island in the south of Thailand, Friday, March 4, 2022, where Shane Warne's body was transferred for autopsy. Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricket players in history, has died. He was 52. Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sithipong Charoenjai)
            
              Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne pose on May 23, 2012. Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricket players in history, has died. He was 52. Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
            
              Australia's Shane Warne is carried around the field with the official Ashes Trophy by Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds, right, after defeating England on the fourth day of the fifth Test match at the SCG in Sydney, Australia on May 1, 2007. Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricket players in history, has died. He was 52. Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Gareth Copley/PA via AP)
            
              Australia's Shane Warne in action against England during the third day of the fifth Test match at the SCG in Sydney, Australia, on Jan. 4, 2007. Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricket players in history, has died. He was 52. Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. (Gareth Copley/PA via AP)
            
              FILE - Shane Warne, left, with former England cricket captain Nasser Hussein attends during the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between Australia and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England on July 11, 2019. Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricket players in history, has died. He was 52. Fox Sports television, which employed Warne as a commentator, quoted a family statement as saying he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
A master on field, enigmatic off; Shane Warne dies aged 52