Great crooner Sachin Tendulkar wrote a heartfelt post regretting the passing of his good friend and biggest rival on the field, Shane Warne. the The Australian cricketer has died aged 52 on Friday, March 4th due to suspected heart attack. Warne was at a villa in Thailand when doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him, according to a family statement.
Much has been said about the duel between Warne and Tendulkar, the two men who brought back cricket stadiums around the world in great numbers. Neither gave the other an inch, making their competitions an unmissable affair in world cricket.
The mutual respect the two shared off the field is enviable. In fact, it was Tendulkar and Warne who led their respective teams in the inaugural edition of the Cricket All-Stars tournament aimed at bringing cricket to the United States of America. Photos from the tournament tell us the story of the connection between the two legendary cricketers.
On Friday, Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to send a heartfelt message of condolences, adding that he will miss his good friend.
“Shocked, stunned and unhappy,” Tendulkar wrote.
“Will miss you Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you, on or off the field. We will always cherish our duels on the field and our banter off the field. You always had a special place for India and Indians had a special place for you.
“Gone too young!”
It’s safe to say that Sharne Warne revived the art of leg spins in Australia at a time when fast bowlers ruled the quarters. Warne had several personal and professional setbacks and actually missed the 2003 World Cup over alleged drug abuse, but nothing could dampen his status as one of football’s greatests.
As recently as Friday morning, Shane Warne had posted on social media offering his condolences to the family of another legendary Australian cricketer, Rod Marsh, who passed away on Thursday.
Warne, who has been active on social media, only posted from Thailand on Thursday evening. The legendary leg spinner shared a photo of the mansion he had stayed at in the Asian nation.
One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Shane Warne won 708 wickets in 145 Tests. His career spanned 15 years from 1992 to 2007. He also became world champion in 1999 with Australia.