Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Shane Warne

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Shane Warne

    I went down to Grace Road to watch Leicestershire v Australia in 1993. I lived on Narborough Road at the time and it was only a short walk for me across Aylestone Meadows. It was a 3-day tour match, on and off because of rain. A couple of old chaps there commented on an unknown blonde leg-spinner, a rarity 30 years ago, coming on to bowl. Looking him up on the scorecard we noted his name: Shane Warne.
    "No need to worry about him. He won't be in the Aussie's test side" we said....
    The rest is legend.
    Legendary Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, dies of a suspected heart attack aged 52.
    Last edited by Ash Armstrong; 03-04-2022, 06:09 AM.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    Just waking up to see this. Much too young. This after Rod Marsh. It's shocking.

    Too many memories to single out. Hand and wrist that could RIP the ball like no other. Spellcheck has just done an ironic thing.

    I won't correct it.

    He was the biggest character. All theater
    Mind games. Secret new balls that were just for the press to write about.

    The whole nation is in shock.

    Sad to see Dean Jones go too early. Same way Too.

    Warnie will never be replaced



    Long live the King.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 03-04-2022, 11:51 AM.

    Comment


      #3
      When I was at school, Rod Marsh was my hero as I was also a wicket keeper. Always followed him and still remember being disappointed when West Indies won the inaugural world cup against the Aussies. And then we lose Warney : just listened to a great documentary about him

      Comment


        #4
        This has been Australia's Lady Di moment.

        Think thats's an exaggeration?

        100,000 people are expected to attend the MCG for Warnie's memorial service.

        Also expect some very big names to perform at the service.

        The Great Southern Stand will now be named after him.

        Still can't believe it even though he burnt the candle at both ends. Famous for it. As he said he made the front pages, the back pages and the middle ones as well.

        He didn't overdose in Las Vegas. He died at a wellness retreat in Thailand. After a liquid only diet. Wake up call for all men in their 40's and 50's to get a heart check.

        Vale S.K.Warne. Gone too soon.
        Attached Files

        Comment


          #5
          My deepest condolences for such a heavy loss.
          Memorare, O piissima Virgo Maria, non esse auditum a saeculo, quemquam ad tua currentem praesidia, tua implorantem auxilia, tua petentem suffragia, esse derelictum. Ego tali animatus confidentia, ad te, Virgo Virginum, Mater, curro, ad te venio, coram te gemens peccator assisto. Noli, Mater Verbi, verba mea despicere; sed audi propitia et exaudi. Amen.

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by Imperatrix View Post
            My deepest condolences for such a heavy loss.
            Thankyou. He was a lovable larrikin who happened to be the greatest cricketer and competitor ever seen. Beloved in India where he played and coached but stuck to a diet of baked beans on toast, instead of curries and whatnot.

            They wrote a musical about him. He wasn't too happy about it but did go to the opening night.

            He was only 52.
            Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 03-06-2022, 09:13 PM.

            Comment


              #7
              Click image for larger version  Name:	FO-FKQqaMAEmg2G.jpeg.jpg Views:	1 Size:	20.8 KB ID:	11350


              State Memorial today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Expected to be Australia's biggest ever worldwide broadcast. India and Pakistan viewers expected to be in the hundreds of millions. He was much revered there. And in Sri Lanka where he helped in the post tsunami recovery.

              It will be a sombre affair. Well. No. It's gonna ROCK!!

              The event will feature Robbie Williams, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, INXS featuring Jon Stevens. Mick Jagger. Don Bradman's opera singing granddaughter Greta will sing the anthem.

              Goodbye Warnie. We'll never see your like again.
              Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 03-30-2022, 12:28 AM.

              Comment


                #8
                Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
                Click image for larger version Name:	FO-FKQqaMAEmg2G.jpeg.jpg Views:	1 Size:	20.8 KB ID:	11350


                State Memorial today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Expected to be Australia's biggest ever worldwide broadcast. India and Pakistan viewers expected to be in the hundreds of millions. He was much revered there. And in Sri Lanka where he helped in the post tsunami recovery.

                It will be a sombre affair. Well. No. It's gonna ROCK!!

                The event will feature Robbie Williams, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, INXS featuring Jon Stevens. Mick Jagger. Don Bradman's opera singing granddaughter Gretel will sing the anthem.

                Goodbye Warnie. We'll never see your like again.
                Know he meant a lot to you. My condolences on such a big loss for so many people.

                Comment

                Working...
                X