- Shane Warne, the late cricket legend was farewelled in a ceremony by his family and close friends
- The ceremony was held at St Kilda Football Ball Club Moorabbin at March 20,2022.
In a private funeral, Shane Warne was mourned by 80 close relatives and friends, including his ex-wife, three children, and dozens of professional athletes. Many Australian cricketers came to remember and honour Shane Warne, who passed away recently at Warne’s beloved St Kilda Football Club for the ceremony.
Former wicketkeeper Ian Healy former Test captain Mark Taylor, batting legend Mark Waugh, and Victorian seamer Merv Hughes are among the list. Shane Warne’s close friend Michael Clarke, former fast bowler Brendon Julian, and co-conspirator Glenn McGrath also gathered at the funeral.
TV commentators, media personalities, and St Kilda football club figures also attended the Shane Warne ceremony. The honourable guests began to arrive at the St Kilda Football Club from about 10 am. Eddie McGuire paid tribute to Shane Warne by saying:
“He brought together so many things.”
“The reason why he was so loved is because he was fallible, he was Superman. You threw the ball to Warne, you sat in that Southern Stand and he did the things you dreamt of doing as a kid.”
“He had the hat trick, took 700 wickets, the Gatting ball, he did everything.
“He did the things like wow, I wonder what it would be like to be a playboy in London society.”
“The magic part about Shane Warne was that he sprinkled his gold dust everywhere he went,”
“He didn’t become a hermit, he brought his friends into everything in life.”
McGuire further reflected
“He had an amazing charisma that took this Black Rock kid, Black Rock bogan if you like, who could go to three-star Michelin restaurants and order a pizza in, and could walk with kings and the greatest names in world sport – but at the same time never forgot those who he walked with around the streets of Melbourne with.
“That’s why everyone loved him and that’s why we’re grieving so badly today.”
Warne’s son Jackson who is 22 years old, has shown his willingness to take up for his family in his father’s absence by leading his sisters Brooke, 24, and Summer, 20, to a waiting chauffeur and communicating with security at Warne’s funeral at St Kilda Football Club. With his long blond hair and impeccable black suit, Jackson resembled his late father as he led his sisters into the car, clutching a golf club.
Thousand of people are expected to attend a state farewell for Warne on March 30, 2022, at Victoria’s Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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