‘This kid is a rockstar’ – Ravindra Jadeja remembers Shane Warne’s words of praise for him in 2008
Australia legend Shane Warne breathed his last on Friday (March 4) and died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand. One of the greatest leg-spinners to don the Baggy Green, Warne finished his career as Australia’s highest wicket-taker with 708 scalps. He came next to Muttiah Muralitharan on the overall list.
He also excelled in white-ball cricket and dismissed 293 batsmen in 194 ODIs. His tally includes one five-for. A member of the 1999 World Cup-winning team, Warne played for Victoria before making it to the national side.
The social media is flooded with tributes for Warne. A special tweet for Warne came from Ravindra Jadeja, who was part of Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2008 and 2009. Warne captained RR to a title win in 2008.
“Absolutely shocked to hear about Shane Warne. A terrific statesman of our game. May God bless his soul and my condolences to his loved ones,” Jadeja wrote.
Jadeja was part of Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 and never got to play with Warne in same IPL team after 2009.