Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared a heartfelt message for legendary leg spinner Shane Warne on his death anniversary. Sachin Tendulkar remembered their rivalry on the field as well as their friendship off the field and said that he misses the Australian player not only as a great cricketer but also as a great friend.
Shane Warne passed away on March 4 at the age of 52 after suffering a massive cardiac arrest while holidaying on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand. The news sent shockwaves through the cricket world, with the sporting fraternity and fans expressing disbelief. Later, it was found that he had experienced chest pains prior to his death.
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You Are Making Heaven A More Charming Place – Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, who had many on-field battles with Shane Warne, took to Twitter to share an emotional post on the former Australian cricketer’s first death anniversary. Tendulkar recalled the humour and charisma of the late Australian legend and wrote that he misses him a lot. He also shared a throwback photo of him and Warne engaged in a conversation.
“We have had some memorable battles on the field & shared equally memorable moments off it. I miss you not only as a great cricketer but also as a great friend. I am sure you are making heaven a more charming place than it ever was with your sense of humour and charisma, Warnie!,” posted Tendulkar on Twitter.
We have had some memorable battles on the field & shared equally memorable moments off it. I miss you not only as a great cricketer but also as a great friend. I am sure you are making heaven a more charming place than it ever was with your sense of humour and charisma, Warnie! pic.twitter.com/j0TQnVS97r
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 4, 2023
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Inspired Me To Chase A Dream – Adam Gilchrist
Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman and Warne’s teammate Adam Gilchrist also paid tribute to the late spinner on social media and said it was a dream to have played with him.
“To the man who inspired me to chase a dream and the bloke who was a dream to have on your side, may you both continue to #RIP,” posted Gilchrist on Twitter.
To the man who inspired me to chase a dream and the bloke who was a dream to have on your side…may you both continue to #RIP 😔💔❤️ pic.twitter.com/CJVGr5kz1d
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) March 3, 2023
Warne is the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history with 708 wickets in 145 matches. He played for Australia between 1992 and 2007 and held the record for most wickets taken in red-ball cricket until surpassed by Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. He took 1,001 international wickets in total, having also picked up 293 in 194 one-day internationals.
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