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A former Australian teammate and close friend of Shane Warne surprisingly stated that he was not surprised by the death of the nation’s greatest player in history at just 52 years old.
Goalkeeper Ian Healy, who was a constant behind the stumps during the early part of Warne’s Test run, told The Today Show that news of the spin king’s passing “didn’t surprise me.”
Famed cricketer Warne was pronounced dead on arrival at Thailand International Hospital overnight after suffering a heart attack in news that has rocked the sports world.
He didn’t take very good care of his body. He yo-yoed up and down. He didn’t put on a lot of sunscreen,” Healy said.
“I thought it would have turned into skin problems for him over time, but not 52. And I bet he would have been full of beans until the end.”
Healy recalled that Warne “didn’t believe” in coaching for national teams where he was a key figure, but happily passed
Healy, who also worked alongside Warne on Channel 9 commentary, revealed the respect the man affectionately known as ‘King’ had for Richie Benaud.
“Shane used to communicate with Richie Benaud on a regular basis when he was a young player … he used to milk Richie … no one before him did that,” he recalled.
So it was Ian Chappell. I remember one day we were warming up and Warnie was talking to Ian who was getting ready to do the launch or the launch briefing.
“He was asking about his perspective or how to approach a game-day scenario … Shane always wanted to get better.”
In a gripping interview, Healy recalled that Warne “didn’t believe” in coaching for national teams where he was a key figure, but happily passed on his wisdom to enthusiastic cricketers of all ages around the world.
He also stated that Warne’s greatest asset was his accuracy and, in Healy’s opinion, he is the greatest bowler the game has ever seen.
“That’s why it was so good…and different,” Healy said. ‘From a very young age he was an old man.’
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor, who joined Warne in his playing days over their shared love of beer, said the father of three reinvigorated the sport.
“Warnie is one of the few people in any sport who can change the game and that’s what he did,” Taylor said.
‘He gave Australia a point difference and showed the world the subtleties of Test cricket play. I was privileged to have that at my disposal as a captain.
Taylor also said that Warne was practically invincible.
“You always felt like Warnie would just carry on,” he told Wide World of Sports.
He has had a turbulent but very fulfilling life. He had been through all kinds of scandals.
Steve Waugh, who replaced Mark Taylor as Australia Test captain
“He wowed us with his bowling and competitive nature on the course.
“We loved that real ocker side of Shane Warne. You just felt, I certainly did, that he would go on forever. ‘It’s a big shock to me.’
Steve Waugh, who replaced Mark Taylor as Australia Test captain in 1999, also paid tribute to Warne on social media on Saturday.
“So many amazing memories and moments that will never be forgotten – it was a privilege and a pleasure to play alongside you,” he posted on Facebook.
My thoughts and condolences are with the Warne family. Rest in peace Warren.
Australian captain Pat Cummins also delivered a moving video tribute to his childhood sports hero.
‘We are all numb from the news. Shane was a once-in-a-century cricketer and his achievements will remain forever, but aside from the wickets he took and the games he helped Australia win, what he did was attract so many people to the sport.” He said. .
Many of us in the gaming group grew up idolizing it and as a result fell in love with this great sport, while many of our support staff either played with it or against it.
“It’s been a terrible couple of days for Australian cricket with the passing of Rod Marsh and now Shane. Our thoughts are with both families and, in Shane’s case, particularly his parents Keith and Bridgette, his brother Jason, and his children Jackson, Summer and Brooke.
“The game of cricket was never the same after Shane came along, and it will never be the same now that he is gone. Rest in peace King.
Ian Healy Quick and Facts
- Former teammate Ian Healy wasn’t shocked to hear of Shane Warne’s death
- Cricket legend died in Thailand overnight aged 52 after suffering a heart attack
- Healy told The Today Show Warne ‘didn’t look after his body’ across his life
- Australian PM Scott Morrison confirmed Warne will be offered a state funeral