Shane Warne, an Australian great, died after a “suspected heart attack” on Friday. The spin specialist, who finished his illustrious international career with 708 Test wickets, died in Thailand while on vacation. Many people in the athletic world and beyond have expressed sorrow and grief over the death of one of cricket’s greatest players.
The news of Warne’s death reached the Australian men’s team, who is presently on a tour of Pakistan, via their opening batter David Warner. Candice Warner, the opener’s wife, detailed how the news was leaked. “I have not talked to Dave, but we have exchanged text messages, and he said he received the message from Shane’s manager James Erskine and informed the team,” Candice Warner said on Triple M, according to FOX Cricket. “With the loss of Rod Marsh and other events in Pakistan, it had already been a difficult day.” “It is awful to return home to the hotel after a long day on the field and hear such news.”
Candice, on the other hand, is adamant that the Australian squad would be inspired to pay respect to the two Aussie legends with their on-field efforts.Warne concluded his career with 293 ODI wickets and 708 Test wickets, the highest by a legspinner in the format. He was named one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Century. In 1992, Warne made his Test debut against India in Sydney, and in March of the following year, he made his ODI debut against New Zealand in Wellington. The match against India did not go exactly as planned, and Warne was dropped for the next Test after returning statistics of 1 for 150. Before his Test, he had only played in four Sheffield Shield matches for Victoria, but he made good on his early promise. He went on to win the World Cup in 1999, and was named Player of the Match in the final against Pakistan, taking four wickets for 33 runs.
While Warne loved bowling against all sides, he was particularly successful against England and South Africa, taking 325 of his 708 Test wickets against them. The ball of the century was his delivery to Mike Gatting in the Manchester Ashes Test in 1993. His finest bowling performance in a Test innings came against England in Brisbane in 1994, when he took 8 for 71. One of his best Test performances came against England in 2005, when he finished the historic series with 40 wickets and the Player of the Series title. Warne will be remembered for his leadership abilities, since he was vital in the Rajasthan Royals winning the Indian Premier League’s debut season in 2008. Controversies also harmed Warne’s playing career. Warne might have added another World Cup feather to his cap had he not been sent home before the 2003 World Cup in South Africa due to a positive drug test. Cricket Australia punished him and Mark Waugh in 1998 for receiving money from a bookmaker.
“I believe it will motivate them to play and accomplish it for Warnie and Rod.” But it remains to be seen if they are capable of doing so. It is a lot to take in, and being so far away from Australia will make it challenging, but they will make it,” Candice remarked.When the Australian men’s team takes the field for the second day of the first Test in Rawalpindi, they will wear black armbands in memory of Warne. The women’s squad is wearing black armbands in honour of Warne, who is now competing in the World Cup match against England.