My condolences to former Australia captain Ricky Bunting on Saturday Vertigo Shane Warren diesHe described him as the best football player he played with or against. Warren, 52, passed away on Friday due to a suspected heart attack. “It’s hard to put this into words. I first met him when I was 15 at the academy. He gave me my own nickname. We’ve been teammates for over a decade, riding all the ups and downs together. Through it all he was someone I could always count on. On him, someone who loves his family,” Ponting tweeted.
“Someone who will be there for you when you need him and always put his buddies first. The greatest thrower I’ve ever played with or against. RIP King. My thoughts are with Keith, Bridgette, Jason, Brooke, Jackson and Summer,” he added.
In another video, Ponting tearfully praised Warren and said it would take some time for the news to break. Lots of those memories.
Watch Ponting’s tribute to Warne here:
Warren was one of the most influential cricketers in history. He almost single-handedly reinvented the art of leg rolling when he broke 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 pivotal figure in Australia’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1999, when he was a man of the match in both the semi-finals and finals, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack recognized Shane’s accomplishments by naming him one of the Five Cricketers of the 20th Century. .
Warren finished his international career with 708 Test points and 293 in the One-Day Internationals, making him the second-highest all-time international wicket-taker behind his great friend and rival Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (1,347). Shane has also led Australia in 11 one-day internationals, winning 10 and losing only once.
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