Shane Warne Death – Ricky Ponting Cries: Australia’s greatest captain Ponting left to tears Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Saturday broke down during a very emotional tribute to leg-spin legend Shane Warne. The duo shared a great camaraderie during playing days and could hold back his tears during a video tribute that has gone viral on social media. He called him the best bowler to have played cricket. Follow Cricket News Updates with InsideSport.IN
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“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,” tweeted Ponting.
“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.
Meanwhile, Shane Warne’s family has accepted state funeral for Australian cricketing legend, Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews announced on Sunday. Warne widely consider as ‘King of Spin’, passed away on Friday at the age of 52 after a suspected heart attack in Thailand.
It has been also announced by Andrews that MCG’s Great Southern Stand — where he took his hat-trick and his 700th Test wicket — will be renamed the “SK Warne Stand”, in a permanent tribute to the spin king from Victoria.
Outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s Shane Warne statue, fans have continued to lay floral tributes and other offerings.
Warne finished his international career with 708 Test wickets and a further 293 in One-Day Internationals, placing him second in the list of all-time international wicket-takers behind his great friend and rival Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (1,347). Shane also captained Australia in 11 One-Day Internationals, winning 10 and losing just once.
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