Michael Vaughan recognizes the energy and positivity of Shane Warne, the greatest cricketer of all time
Michael Vaughan has penned a moving farewell message to Shane Warne following the Australian great’s passing on Friday. Old England captain Michael Vaughan and Shane Warne were fierce rivals on the pitch, but off the pitch the pair shared a great friendship.
The Australian legend tragically died of a suspected heart attack on Friday and Michael Vaughan joined the cricketing community in paying a rich tribute to Shane Warne. Following the death of Shane Warne, the former England skipper has penned a moving farewell message for his ‘great friend’ and the ‘greatest cricketer of all time’.
Michael Vaughan recognizes the energy and positivity of the greatest cricketer of all time, Shane Warne, beyond anyone he has ever known
Michael Vaughan – the Ashes’ winning England captain in 2005 – says Shane Warne was cricketer’s greatest player, writing a moving column. In his column, Michael Vaughan described Shane Warne’s energy and positivity as beyond anyone he had ever known and said his mindset and mentality was what separated him as a player. .
“I can’t tell you how hard it is to describe this in words.. it’s just not real to talk about someone who was once an enemy on the pitch to someone who has become a great friend.. Shane was the greatest cricketer of all time but more than that his character lit up every locker room, com box, bar, golf club and friendship group His energy and positivity surpassed anyone I have ever known,” Vaughan wrote in an emotional farewell message to his friend.
“He was loyal beyond loyalty.. at a time when I needed support he was the first to pick up the phone and offer advice/help and the utmost support.. I I will never forget the warmth he and his family gave me this winter when I was alone for Christmas.. To say that I spent Warney’s last Christmas with him and his family is so sad but one that I will cherish. .. we all eat turkey, beef, the usual Christmas toppings and the king respects his lasagna sandwich with buns covered in butter.. he’s Warney… the superstar.. the greatest.. friends of the global superstars.
Shane Warne represented Australia in international cricket for 15 years after retiring in 2007. In his 145 Test match career, he picked 708 wickets averaging 25.41 including 37 fifes. Likewise, in his career of 194 ODIs, he picked 293 wickets with a saving of 4.25.
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Shane to warn also helped Australia win the 1999 ODI World Cup. With 1001 international wickets in all formats, he is the 2nd highest wicket taker of all time.
“Everyone wanted to be around him, but at the end of the day he was just a normal guy who could do amazing things. Leg rotation is the hardest skill in our game and he mastered it. He became a great poker player because he loved the game, but it was more about competition and trying to give his opponents the psyche he loved…just like when he was bowling…
“..my thoughts are with his mum Bridgette and dad Keith and his 3 children who i know he is immensely proud of.. Brooke, Summer & Jackson.. We are all thinking of you.. i am absolutely disgusted to have a lost a great friend.. one thing is for sure, heaven will be a bustling place now that the king has arrived.. Love ya Shane.
Shane Warne, widely regarded as one of the greatest spinners to ever play the game, made his debut in 1992 and picked up 708 wickets in 145 Tests. In the ODIs, Shane Warne has recorded 293 scalps to his name in 194 appearances.
Shane Warne played for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) between 2008 and 2010. He was the captain of the team, while he also happened to be their coach. He led the team to title glory in the inaugural edition in 2008, becoming the first-ever and only captain-coach to win the IPL to date. He is survived by two daughters and a son.