Watch: Lord's give a beautiful tribute to Shane Warne during the first Test between England vs New Zealand
The legendary leg-spinner from Australia, Shane Warne has been the greatest spinner ever produced by Australia. Shane Warne left the world in March 2022 and will be remembered for years for his contribution to the gentlemen's game.
The right-arm leggie had scalped 708 wickets in the Test format and 293 wickets in the ODIs. However, during the first Test between England and New Zealand, the Sky Sports network has shown a documentary video in the Lord's name 'Bowled Shane.'
It documentary has the memories of the 5, 6 and 7th Ashes series where Shane Warne has been the main pillar for the Australian bowling unit.
Besides, the Chief Executive & Secretary of MCC, Guy Lavender shared a few words about Warne, saying, "Shane Warne was a man who entertained us on the field and was passionate about improving the sport of it."
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In addition to that, Guy Lavender added, "He was an Honorary Life Member of MCC and we were fortunate to benefit from this directly through his work on our World Cricket committee and also as our Head Coach of London Spirit men’s team last summer.
We are hugely supportive of Sky’s commemoration of Shane which I am sure will be a fitting tribute to a true legend of the game."
Moreover, Nasser Hussain, the former England skipper and one of the cricket experts of Sky Sports also shared his thoughts about the legendary spinner, saying, "He was absolutely box office.
It was a nightmare being at the other end from him as you knew he could make you look very silly. At the same time, it was a great thrill being at the other end to arguably the greatest cricketer that has ever played the game."
"He was such a friend to us all. We knew him well, we knew the real Shane Warne and he was such a lovely, lovely, bloke.
He enjoyed the mickey-taking and enjoyed being around people who didn’t just see him as Shane Warne the superstar but the lad who had pizza and a bowl of fries at lunch. He never forgot his mates growing up, he loved them," he added.
Watch the video here:
After 23 overs, the game pauses for 23 seconds of applause in memory of the the great Shane Warne 👏❤️ pic.twitter.com/zr2Ih2XK7o— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 2, 2022