Shane Warne’s friend recounts final hours of the legend
Tom Hall, chief executive of the cricketing gear and friend of Shane Warne shared the details of the final hours of the legend. According to the associate of the Sporting News website, Shane Warne gifted away his old cricket clothing and had an Australian snack of Vegemite on toast.
Shane Warne was staying at a resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. He shared the villa with his three travelling companions and was later found unconscious in his room in the villa.
According to Hall, there were “no unusual circumstances” leading to the death of the legend. Warne was in his usual jovial mood as he caught up with his friends and watched cricket on TV.
Hall wrote on his website – “The first question is, ‘How can we watch Australia vs Pakistan test here in Thailand; the game’s about to start?’- as he quoted the late spin wizard. In Hall’s words Shane Warne and cricket were never far apart.
In his article, Hall further stated that as the test was a few balls old, Warne excitedly left for his room and came back with an armful of clothes. Warne presented Hall with his jumper from the 2005 Ashes test, his Indian T20 League shirt and a one-day international shirt and cap and asked them to be placed in the TSN offices in Australia and UK.
He further added that Warne told his friends stories about the first Indian T20 League season where he captained Rajasthan to silverware. And after joking with the various cricket gears and taking pictures, the three decided to grab a quick bite to eat. Warne along with his companions decided to have a plate of Vegemite on toast instead of some local Thai cuisine.
Though Warne was experiencing chest pains prior to his death along with some heart and asthma issues, none of his companions knew that he was visiting a doctor- according to Hall. Warne was looking to train harder as the fact that he was a bit overweight was not lost on him.
Shane Warne’s body was sent for autopsy on Sunday, while Thai police overruled anything suspicious about the legend’s death. According to the reports of the Nine Network, the funeral might be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Notably, the Great Southern Stand of the iconic stadium will soon be renamed the S.K. Warne stand in the legend’s honour.