'I was put on a ventilator' - Shane Warne shares his ordeal after he was infected with Covid-19

‘I was put on a ventilator’ – Shane Warne shares his ordeal after he was infected with Covid-19

Shane Warne added that he is fine now, and has even been able to run.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Australian bowling icon Shane Warne has opened up on his ordeal after he tested positive for Covid-19. Stating that he had a ‘thumping’ headache after testing positive, Warne added that he also experienced shivers and was sweating as well.

The 52-year-old said that he also lost his sense of taste for a few days as well. Australia’s most prolific bowler in Test match cricket further stated that he has been double vaccinated, but was still infected with Covid-19.

“The first couple of days, when I tested positive, I just had a thumping headache and I had one day where I had the shivers, but (was) sweating, like when you have the flu.

I lost a bit of sense of taste for a few days, but after three or four days I was fine. I have apparently got the holy grail. I have been double vaccinated and I have had COVID, so I am meant to be absolutely fine now,” said Shane Warne as quoted by The Herald Sun.

Get vaccinated to come back to normality: Shane Warne

Shane Warne also added that he was put on a ventilator after being infected with Covid-19. However, the Australian cricket legend said that he is fine now, and has even been able to run. Warne concluded by stating that people should get vaccinated to get back to normality.

“I was on a ventilator but it was not an emergency ventilator. I have been fine, I have been able to run, I have been able to do everything. It is everyone’s choice to get vaccinated or not, but to me it is pretty simple. Get vaccinated has to be the message to everyone so we can get back to some sort of normality,” concluded Shane Warne.

In an international career that spanned a decade and a half, Shane Warne achieved unprecedented success with the ball in hand. The leg spinner represented Australia in 145 Tests and 194 ODIs. While he scalped 708 wickets in the whites, Warne picked up 293 scalps in the ODI format of the game. Warne played his last international match for Australia in January 2007.