Ricky Ponting reveals why he chose to stay in India and skipped Shane Warne’s funeral

By BetBarter Staff

March 21, 2022

Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting were known to be great friends. From winning the World Cup to establishing Australia as one of the best teams in the world, they did it together. Rod Marsh and Shane Warne passed away earlier this month. Ricky Ponting recently spoke of what these two meant to him.

The Delhi team released a video on their official Twitter handle where Ponting spoke about two Australian legends and why he is staying back in India and not attending Warne’s funeral.  He said that it was a tough decision to make but both the legends would have wanted him to fulfil his duty first which is why he wants to stay with the team.

“Rod’s funeral was yesterday, say a bit of closure around that one. Sounds like Shane might be having a family getting over the weekend at some stage. I had a tough decision to make whether to stay back at home and go to those funerals of two pretty close friends or getting over here and lead this franchise as well as I can.

“I don’t know what both of them could have said, Rod would have said get over there and look after your team and Warne would have said, Mate, don’t sit back here for me when you could be doing what you love. So it has been a tough time,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Indian T20 League will begin on the 26th of March with defending champions, Chennai taking on Kolkata in the season opener. Delhi will begin its campaign on the 27th of March against Mumbai.