The cricketing world and fans were left in shock when news had broken out about the sudden demise of the legendary Australian spinner, Shane Warne. Warne was in Thailand and reportedly died of a heart attack while he was holidaying in Koh Samui.
The news of Shane Warne’s death was extremely heartbreaking and unfathomable. Fans across the world had an outpouring of grief. Many cricketing legends who played with him and shared the dressing room with him shared anecdotes of Warne and his playing days.
Now, cricket God, Sachin Tendulkar has shared his final thoughts and interaction with the spinning great. Tendulkar and Warne played against each other multiple times and greatly admired each other as professional colleagues. They were famously involved in the 1998 game in Sharjah where Tendulkar was given the moniker “Desert Storm”.
Tendulkar pays Warne a fitting tribute
While interacting with another cricketing great, Brian Lara, Tendulkar narrated how he met Warne for the last time. It was after the 2021 edition of IPL in London. Tendulkar said he went to England to refresh himself and spend some time in London after the IPL was over. The two of them got in touch and planned a session of golf. He spoke of Warne very highly and said how entertaining he was. Tendulkar provided great insight about Warne when he divulged how good Warne was in golf and was excellent in both spins as well as swing. It was because of these qualities that their mini duels were so entertaining.
Tendulkar became very emotional while speaking of his good friend and reiterated how he continued to live in his heart just like he was alive in the hearts of millions.
In the video, Tendulkar also said, “I enjoyed physically meeting him in London but even post that, I remember my last message to him was when he met with a bike accident. I said hope you are okay, everything is fine? He said no I just took my bike out for a spin and it skidded and I am injured but I should be fine. So my response to that was – you could spin the ball the way you wanted to but taking out your bike for a spin isn’t a good idea, my friend. And he responded by saying he was on pain killers for 4-5 days and that he should be okay”.
It was extremely sad to lose someone of the stature of Warne so early and the cricketing world has lost a genius of the game whose void may be irreplaceable.