Family, friends gather in Melbourne for Shane Warne's funeral
A few great cricketers were in attendance to attend the legendary spinner Shane Warne's funeral in Melbourne.
Australian spin legend Shane Warne’s funeral has taken place in his hometown Melbourne on Sunday. As per reports, the private funeral was attended by the late cricketer’s family and friends. The family members include his parents Keith and Brigette as well as his three children Brooke, Jackson, and, Summer respectively.
Warne passed away on March four this year due to a suspected heart attack aged 52. He was found dead in his hotel room in Thailand where he was holidaying with his friends. His sudden demise left the whole world shell-shocked and they all came forward to offer their last respects to the veteran leggie.
Members of the cricketing fraternity pay their last respects to Shane Warne
The members of the cricketing fraternity who were also the Melbourne cricketer’s friends were present for the occasion to bid adieu to the cricketer-turned-cricket pundit. They included the likes of the team’s former captains Allan Border, Mark Taylor, and Michael Clarke. Ex- England skipper Michael Vaughan was also reportedly in attendance. Other members who were present included the legendary Australian pace duo of Merv Hughes and Glenn McGrath. The dynamic Aussie opener of the 90s Mark Waugh and ex-wicketkeeper-batter Ian Healy to name a few.
Meanwhile, a state memorial will take place in the 1999 World Cup winner’s honor at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 30. Earlier this month, it was officially confirmed that the MCG’s Great Southern Stand will be renamed as the S.K. Warne Stand in the late spinner’s memory.
Shane Warne still remains the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 708 scalps to his name. At the same time, he is also the only bowler after Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan to register over 1000 international wickets. Overall, he finished with 1001 wickets at the highest level. Warne had bowled the ‘Ball of the Century’ when he deceived the yesteryear England batter Mike Gatting with a dream delivery during the 1993 Ashes Test match at the Old Trafford in Manchester.