Australia great Shane Warne passed away after a suspected heart attack on March 4 in Thailand. Warne was staying in a villa with his three other friends. They grew suspicious when Warne didn’t turn up for dinner. One of them went to his room and tried to check on him and found him unconscious before trying to revive him through CPR, but the effort went vent in vain. He had breathed his last and the cricketing world is in shock as the former leg-spinner died at the age of just 52.
After Warne’s demise, the Victoria state Sports Minister Martin Paluka has announced that the Great Southern Stand will be renamed as the S.K. Warne stand. Paluka assured that the christening of the stand will be done as soon as possible. He added that sometimes it is important to respond the way the community would think is appropriate.
“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.
On the other hand, cricket fraternity from across the globe has paid their tributes. The India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Australia sides observed a two-minute silence for the legend. India and Sri Lanka are playing their Test match in Mohali while Pakistan and Australia are playing their game in Rawalpindi.
Several cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, etc. have paid their tributes to the 1999 World Cup winner.