‘A Special Place For You’ – MCG Stand To Be Named After Shane Warne

The Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will be renamed after the SK Warne Stand as soon as possible, Victorian Sports Minister Martin Pakula announced on Saturday.

Australian cricket, along with the entire cricketing world, is in a state of shock at the loss of Shane Warne, a true cricketing genius, who died aged 52. The legendary spinner passed away after a suspected heart attack.

“I don’t want to talk through talk about the renaming process other than to say I had a conversation with Dan a couple of hours ago and he’s exchanged messages with Shane’s brother and whilst they might be a technical process that would normally be gone through, sometimes you need to dispense with that,” Sydney Morning Herald quoted Pakula as saying.

“You need to respond in the way that I think the whole community would think is appropriate,” he added.

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to Shane Warne.

The iconic spinner passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack, his management company said in a statement to Fox Sports. “Shocked, stunned & miserable… Will miss you Warnie. There was never a dull moment with you around, on or off the field. Will always treasure our on field duels & off-field banter. You always had a special place for India & Indians had a special place for you. Gone too young!” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.

Indian batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma on Friday condoled the demise of legendary Australian cricketer.

The iconic leg-spinner passed away in Thailand of a suspected heart attack, his management company said in a statement to Fox Sports. “Life is so fickle and unpredictable. I cannot process the passing of this great of our sport and also a person I got to know off the field. RIP #goat (Greatest of All Time). Greatest to turn the cricket ball,” Virat Kohli tweeted.

“I’m truly lost for words here, this is extremely sad. An absolute legend and champion of our game has left us. RIP Shane Warne….still can’t believe it,” India men’s captain Rohit Sharma wrote.

Shane Warne was one of the best leg-spinners to have embraced the game and was fondly known as ‘King of Spin’. Warne scalped 708 wickets in his illustrious career which spanned for 145 Test matches.

Warne played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia in which he scalped 293 wickets. The right-hander was also handy with the bat as he scored 3,154 runs in his Test career. He amassed 1,018 runs in the 50-overs format.

The leg-spinner was known for his guile bowling and took a total of 1001 wickets. He became the first-ever bowler to scale the peak of 1,000 international wickets.

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