The world of sport joined together on Friday as footballing heroes mourned the death of cricket legend Shane Warne at the age of 52.
One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Australian icon Warne passed away on Friday, March 4from a suspected heart attack, his management confirmed.
The tragic news was felt across all sport, with notable footballers including Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher paying tribute via social media.
Football reacts to loss of sporting legend
Terribly saddened and shocked to hear the news that Shane Warne has died. The greatest spin bowler of all time. Can’t quite believe it. RIP Shane— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2022
RIP Shane Warne, the best bowler I’ve ever seen ❤️ https://t.co/KyMGzloHwo— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 4, 2022
Ah man, just can't get over the Shane Warne news. What an absolute legend of the game. 52. That's just so, so sad.— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) March 4, 2022
My goodness, Shane Warne has died.— Stan Collymore❤️🖤 (@StanCollymore) March 4, 2022
52 years old, this is truly awful news.
Rest in peace Ledge.