Shane Warne Always Had Constructive Conversations, He Was A Positive Person Says Virat Kohli

Updated - 16 Apr 2022, 01:00 PM

Virat Kohli and Shane Warne
Virat Kohli and Shane Warne (Image Credits: Twitter)

Each communication with the late Shane Warne was a growth opportunity, as indicated by India and RCB player Virat Kohli, who felt the spin legend generally had productive discussions.

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One of the record-breaking greats of the game, Warne passed on at 52 years old because of a cardiovascular failure in Thailand on March 4.

Tried To Copy His Actions At Some Stage: Virat Kohli On Shane Warne

“I have tried to copy his actions at some stage or the other. That’s the impact he had on the game of cricket, and he was an amazing human being as well. I had a chance to speak to him quite a bit off the field as well,” Kohli said on RCB Bold Diaries.

Virat Kohli speaks up on Shane Warne (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli speaks up on Shane Warne (Image Credits: Twitter)

“He was always positive and none of his conversations were random. It was always constructive, that you can learn from and spoke very passionately about Test cricket and cricket in general, he just loved the game.”

The Australian was a spin wizard who made the world fall head over heels for his specialty. He is credited with restoring the craft of leg-spin bowling. He took 708 wickets from 145 Tests, in a prominent career crossing 15 years. Warne’s demise came as a shock not only to the cricket community but beyond.

“It was a shock to everyone, but we can just smile and look back at his cricketing career, his achievements, and his life, he lived the way he wanted to live. “He is probably the most confident personality that I have met, I am grateful that I have got to know him a little bit off the field as well,” Kohli added.

He Changed The Perception Of Spin Bowling Around The World: Glenn Maxwell On Shane Warne

For Virat’s RCB teammate Glenn Maxwell, Warne was a “legend” growing up, who changed the impression of spin bowling. “I had a lot of heroes when I was growing up watching people play, not necessarily just from cricket but from other sports as well, Shane Warne was certainly one of them. “He revolutionised the game, he changed the perception of spin bowling around the world”.

Glenn Maxwell and Shane Warne
Glenn Maxwell with Shane Warne during his time at Melbourne Stars ( Image Credits: Twitter)

Out of nowhere, after he came on the scene, each team expected to have a leg-spinner to be a victorious side,” Maxwell said. “I suppose the person that he was away from the field was probably more inspiring to me.”

Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell are both playing for RCB under Faf du Plessis in this season of IPL. RCB this year has a decent start with 3 wins from 5 games. They will play their next match against Delhi Capitals (DC) on 16th April.

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