Ricky Ponting, the former captain of Australia, cried in an interview while paying tribute to Shane Warne, the great bowler. At the age of 52, Warne died of a heart attack. In the Thai island of Samui, he passed away. Ponting has been a close friend of Warne’s for a long time.
Warne was a significant figure in my life.
Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne during an Ashes match.
‘Like other people around the world, I was shocked after hearing this news,’ Ponting said of Warne. I went to bed thinking I’d have to take my daughters to netball practise, but when I awoke, things had changed. This news took me several hours to process. Warne was a significant figure in my life. I’ve never had the pleasure of bowling with a better bowler than him. He will go down in history as one of the greatest players of all time. Warne revolutionised the sport of spin bowling.
Shane Warne passed away in this Samui villa.
Warne used to refer to me as a gambler.
Ponting had also made a social media post for Warne earlier on Saturday. ‘It’s difficult to put into words,’ he wrote. When I was 15 years old, I met him for the first time. My pet name was given to me by him (Punter). We had been on the same team for over a decade. View all of the highs and lows in one place. He was someone you could count on at all times. I’m honoured to have shared the field with the best bowler I’ve ever seen.
Warne’s last Test match was in 2007. The Australian player carried him on his shoulder after the game. Ricky Ponting led the team in this match as captain.
Warne was the first player to amass 600-700 wickets in a single season.
Warne, who died at the age of 52, will be remembered for his outstanding performances at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Warne became the first bowler in Test cricket history to reach the milestones of 600 and 700 wickets.
He was the first captain to win the IPL championship. In a 15-year career, Warne appeared in 145 Tests and claimed 708 wickets. With the highest Test score of 99, he was also a useful lower-order batsman.