Warne has lived more in his life than most people would in 20: McGrath

05 March 2022 08:15 STI

sydney [Australia]March 5 (ANI): Former Australian pacemaker Glenn McGrath offered his condolences on Saturday at the passing of legendary leg spinner Shane Warne.
Warne, 52, died on Friday due to a suspected heart attack.
“Just absolutely devastated today. Warnie was larger than life. I thought nothing could ever happen to him. He’s lived more in his life than most people would live in 20 years. He was the ultimate competitor. He thought that the game was never lost, that he could turn the tide and lead us to victory, which he has done so many times,” McGrath wrote on Instagram.

“I think he lived his life the same way. He never seemed to get bored. He was a wonderful companion and a loving father. He loved his children so much and my thoughts are with Brooke, Jackson and Summer. My thoughts are also with Keith, Bridgette and Jason. Rest in peace my good mate, there will never be someone like you again.”
McGrath and Warne had retired from Test cricket after the fifth Ashes Test in 2007. The duo are credited as one of the deadliest bowling combinations to ever play together in the sport’s history.
Warne was one of the most influential cricketers in history. He almost single-handedly reinvented the art of leg-spinning when he burst onto the international scene in the early 1990s, and by the time he retired from international cricket in 2007 he had become the first bowler to reach 700 Test wickets.
A central figure in Australia’s 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup triumph, while player of the match in the semi-finals and finals, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack recognized Shane’s achievements by naming him as one of its five 20th century cricketers. .
Warne finished his international career with 708 Test wickets and another 293 in one-day internationals, placing him second in the list of all-time international wicket-takers behind his great friend and rival Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (1,347 ). Shane also captained Australia in 11 One Day Internationals, winning 10 and losing just once. (ANI)

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