Shane Warne’s sudden death shocked the whole world. It was on March 4 when the legendary cricketer died of natural causes at the age of 52, while in Thailand. He was on a holiday with his friends.
The entire cricketing fraternity mourned over his loss. However, Australian opener David Warner is still coping with Shane Warne’s tragic demise. Like everybody else, he too was shocked when he heard the news and couldn’t believe it. As he considered Warne an idol, Warner wishes to attend the legend’s memorial service.
According to a report by 7 News, Warner plans on rushing back to Australia after the three-match Test series against Pakistan in order to pay tribute to Warne. It is to be noted that he won’t be featuring in the limited-overs series in Pakistan. There will be a memorial service for Warne on March 30, after his family’s private funeral.
Warner spoke about how he used to idolize the legendary spinner as a kid. He even said that he has Warne’s poster on his wall. Warner stated that he wanted to be like Warne.
“It really didn’t sink in at all and still hasn’t. I had his poster on my wall as a kid, I wanted be like Shane and I started my career bowling leg-spin and batting middle-order. We idolised him,” said David Warner.
Warner drew light on one of his favourite memories of Warne. He spoke about Australia’s tour to South Africa in 2014. During the third Test, the legendary leggie was caught sleeping and Warner was seen sitting next to him, and laughing. Back then, Warne was Australia’s spin consultant during that series.
“We didn’t know where he was and we were about to leave for the ground on the bus and out rocks Warnie from the doors of the hotel, still buttering his peanut butter toast,” he said. It is safe to say that the legendary cricketer inspired an entire generation.