The untimely passing away of legendary cricketer Shane Warne on March 4 has left the world in a shock. The former Australian player was suspected to have had a heart attack when at his villa in Thailand. Many players have paid a tribute to the life of Shane Warne and expressed their condolences on social media.
Warne played for Australia for over 15 years and had a great relationship with many of his teammates. As he said in his book “When you are beyond the boundary rope, everyone is your friend.” Ricky Ponting, his former teammate, has taken it to Twitter to express his feelings and grief.
The 47-year recalled when the two met and how it was Shane Warne who gave him his nickname. Ponting pointed out that Warne was always there for you and called him the greatest bowler that he played with or against.
“Hard to put this into words. I first met him when I was 15 at the Academy. He gave me my nickname. We were teammates for more than a decade, riding all the highs and lows together. Through it all, he was someone you could always count on, someone who loved his family…” Ponting wrote in his first tweet.
“…someone who would be there for you when you needed him and always put his mates first. The greatest bowler I ever played with or against. RIP King. My thoughts are with Keith, Bridgette, Jason, Brooke, Jackson and Summer,” he added in his next tweet.
…someone who would be there for you when you needed him and always put his mates first.
The greatest bowler I ever played with or against.
RIP King. My thoughts are with Keith, Bridgette, Jason, Brooke, Jackson and Summer. pic.twitter.com/sxhUAf6kzB
— Ricky Ponting AO (@RickyPonting) March 5, 2022
Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting were teammates for over a decade and they had a great rapport. They played a few World Cups together and won two of them, 1999 and 2003. Ponting was also the captain of the side in 2003.