Shane Warne started ‘operation shred’ to get back to looking his best just days before tragic death aged 52

CRICKET legend Shane Warne was planning to get back to his peak physical condition just days before his tragic death.

Warne died suddenly at the age of 52 after a suspected heart attack and was found unresponsive in his villa in Thailand.

Cricket legend Shane Warne died suddenly in Thailand of a suspected heart attackCredit: Getty

Shane Warne is considered as one of the greatest cricket legends in the sport's history

Shane Warne is considered as one of the greatest cricket legends in the sport’s historyCredit: Getty

The Australian hero was putting together what he dubbed “operation shred” and was planning to return to top shape by July.

The former Australia captain shared a throwback picture of himself on Instagram looking incredibly fit to show how he wanted to look by the summer.

Warne posted just four days before his death: “Operation shred has started (10 days in) & the goal by July is to get back to this shape from a few years ago ! Let’s go.”

The world of sport was left devastated after hearing of the ex-bowler’s sudden death in Koh Samui.

Warne’s management released a brief statement in the early hours of Saturday (AEDT) breaking the tragic news.

A statement read: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.

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“The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

Warne captained Australia in One Day Internationals and was widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history.

The star athlete played domestic cricket for his home state of Victoria and English side Hampshire.

Warne captained Hampshire for three seasons from 2005 to 2007, played his first Test match in 1992 and took over 1,000 international wickets.

Tributes from around the world have been flooding in for Warne, with Ian Botham and Gary Lineker among those posting on Twitter.

SunSport columnist Piers Morgan, was was good friends with the Aussie legend called him a ‘genius cricketer’.

Warne’s last public outing was working as a T20 pundit last month.

In his final social media post he showed his class by paying tribute to another legend, Rod Marsh, who died of a heart attack.


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