When Shane Warne told TV viewers how he'd bowl out Brendan McCullum - and then did it

Shane Warne passed away at the age of 52 on Friday.

The cricket legend suffered a heart attack while in Thailand.

Revealing the news in a statement, Warne’s management said, per Fox: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived.

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

Warne established himself as the greatest leg-spinner of all-time during a legendary cricket career.

His dismissal of Brendon McCullum in 2011 is one of many moments which encapsulate his greatness.

Warne was in action for Melbourne Stars against Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

The Australian legend was wearing a microphone for the game so he could communicate his thinking to those watching at home.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 27: Shane Warne of the Stars reacts after one of his deliveries goes for six during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Before his third ball in the 10th over, Warne was asked how he was planning to get bowl McCullum out in the forthcoming ball.

He replied: “I reckon he’s trying to go inside out but given what just happened he may try to sweep this, so I’ll slide this through him a bit quicker… fast.”

Warne proceeded to bowl a faster ball than usual. McCullum tried to sweep, as Warne predicted, but was bamboozled by the pace and the ball crashed into the stumps.

Watch the moment below…

The video just sums up how brilliant Warne was. McCullum had no complaints and later spoke of Warne’s greatness.

“He’s still got it. He’s the oracle, isn’t he? He’s a genius. I was trying to pay the respect by looking to play a fine lap shot to him to get off strike then try to attack the other guys,” said McCullum, per thesportsrush.

“But he was just too good. If you get beaten to the punch by one of the world’s greatest players, there’s no harm in that. (It’s like something from a) bucket list.”

“You definitely want to do well against them but he beat me to the punch.”

RIP to a true sporting legend.

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