Shane Warne, the legendary Australian spinner, died last week at the age of 52 in a Thai resort. He was 52 years old at the time. His body has now been shipped to Australia. Warne’s body was dispatched at 6.54 p.m. Indian time on March 10th, according to Thailand Airport. The cause of death was listed as natural in Warne’s autopsy report.
After dying on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday, Warne’s body was flown to Surat Thani on Sunday. On Sunday night, his body arrived in Bangkok from Surat Thani. He was then dispatched to Australia.
In Melbourne, a million people are expected to attend the funeral.
At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Warne will be given a final farewell (MCG). This farewell is expected to draw a million people. Scott Morrison, Australia’s prime minister, will also be present. According to Warne’s family, he will perform the last rites in private first.
Shane Warne was discovered unconscious in this Thailand hotel.
“There is no better place in the world to bid a farewell to Warney than at the MCG,” Warne’s manager Daniel Andrews tweeted on Wednesday. In the 1994 Ashes, he scored a hat-trick, and in 2006, during the Boxing Day Test of his final international series, he took the 700th Test wicket. Warne was born and raised in Melbourne.
Warne holds the record for most wickets taken by a leg spinner.
Shane Warne became the first bowler in Test cricket history to reach the 600 and 700 wicket milestones. He completed 600 wickets in the Old Trafford Test against England in 2005. Warne also passed the 700-wicket mark in 2006 against England in Melbourne. Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka’s legendary off-spinner, later broke his record. Murali took 800 wickets in his career. Warne continues to hold the record for most wickets taken by a leg spinner. Anil Kumble of India is in second place with 619 wickets.