David Warner hopes to attend Shane Warne’s funeral after Pakistan tests: He will be missed dearly

The memorial service for Shane Warne will take place in Melbourne on March 30. The body of the legendary Australian cricketer arrived in Australia on Thursday on a chartered plane from Thailand, where he died last week.

David Warner is in Pakistan with the touring Australian team (AFP Photo)

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  • David Warner is in Pakistan with the touring Australian team
  • The memorial service for Shane Warne will be held in Melbourne on March 30
  • The last test in Pakistan ends on March 25

Star Australia batsman David Warner said Thursday he hopes to fly back to Australia in time to attend Shane Warne’s memorial service in Melbourne, which is scheduled for March 30.

Warner is currently in Pakistan with the touring Australian team. He is part of the Test squad but has been rested for the ODI and T20I squad. The 3rd and final test of the 3-match series ends on March 25th when it comes to distance.

Warner has been signed by Delhi Capitals for the 2022 Delhi Capitals Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Australian players are not expected to be available for IPL duties until April 6. The new 10-team Indian T20 league season starts from March 26th.

Meanwhile, Warne will be buried at a private family funeral and a state memorial service will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the evening of March 30.

A chartered plane carrying the body of Shane Warne landed in his hometown of Melbourne on Thursday night after an eight-hour flight from Thailand, where the Australian cricketer died aged 52 last week.

Warne’s death was devastating The Australian team toured Pakistan and feelings were still raw almost a week later, Warner said on Thursday.

“It really hasn’t sunk in at all and still hasn’t,” Warner said.

“He’s always stood by me and every time I’ve engaged with him in any way he’s always asked me to come over for a beer, over for dinner and wanted to offer advice and help.

“He will be greatly missed. I’ll try to get down there (for the memorial service).”

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