Retired Australia skipper Ricky Ponting got sentimental while paying applause to his retired teammate Shane Warne. The fictitious spin bowler deceased on Monday in Koh Samui, Thailand. The explanation behind 52-year-old Warne’s demise is meant to be a heart attack.
Ponting explained that when he waked the next sunrise to listen to of Warne’s demise, he was stunned and begin it hard to abide that his retired teammate and promising pal was no more.
The vast Australia skipper further lauded the King of spin and told that he had never played with a promising and more robust bowler than him.
Ponting said on the ICC Review as ANI reports, “Half-way in my career, when we began doing guiding infirmaries and anything else, every inexperienced teenager in Australia wanted to be more than one of the bowled leg-spinners. He is one of the biggest if not the outstanding of all time in the game. I have never played with a better and more robust bowler, who changed and revolutionized spin bowling.”
Earlier on Saturday, Ponting had publicized a heartfelt remark for Warne on social media. Ponting composed, ‘It is hard to interpret it in statements. I met him for the first time when I was 15 years old in the institute. He gave me my surname.
We were teammates for over a decade, going through all the ups and downs together. The biggest bowler I have ever played with or against.
May your spirit rest in peace King. My emotions are with Keith, Bridget, Jason, Brooke, Jackson and Summer.
The abrupt death of Warne has given rise to a sigh of solace in the cricketing world. Community across the world have conveyed grief over Warne’s casualty.
Warne played a total of 145 Tests in a career spanning 15 years, taking 708 wickets. He was also a valuable lower-order batsman with the highest Test score of 99.