Shane Warne the legendary Australian spinner passed away earlier this year after suffering cardiac arrest while on vacation in Thailand. The news had plunged the cricketing fraternity into sadness.
The 13th of September however has come as a day to celebrate his life and legacy as the renounced cricketer celebrated his birthday on this very day. The entire cricketing world has today come together to celebrate what would have been Warne’s 53rd birthday.
Former players, celebrities, cricket ground authorities, cricket boards, and thousands of fans took to social media to share wishes and other heartfelt notes to the recently departed cricket legend.
Sachin Tendulkar who was Warne’s arch-rival when on the field and best of friends off of it was among thousands to pen a heartfelt note to Shane Warne. Tendulkar wrote, “Thinking of you on your birthday Warnie! Gone too soon. Had so many memorable moments with you. Will cherish them forever mate.”
Shane Warne’s official Twitter account which is now handled by his family also wrote a heartfelt note on his birthday. It said, “A legacy gives you a perspective on what’s important. It is about the richness and the impact they had on people and places. Shane’s Legacy will live on. Happy Birthday- always in our hearts.”
Former India batter Yuvraj Singh who must have learned the treads of bowling watching Warne bowl shared a tribute to the late bowler as well. He wrote, “Fondly remembering this great legend on his birth anniversary! A man who defined class and accuracy on the pitch through his zest for perfection! May you shine the brightest wherever you are mate.”
The two-time ODI World Cup winner is one of the biggest names in cricket. He has taken 708 wickets in Test cricket second only to Muthiah Muralitharan. He is also greatly remembered for taking the Rajasthan side to a trophy win in the inaugural season of the Indian T20 League in 2008.
Let’s look at how Twitter reacted to Shane Warne’s birthday:
A legacy gives you a perspective on what's important.
It is about the richness of an individual's life, including what they accomplished and the impact they had on people and places.
Shane’s Legacy will live on.
Happy birthday – always in our hearts ??? pic.twitter.com/qL5NPIZnUk
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 12, 2022
Thinking of you on your birthday Warnie!
Gone too soon. Had so many memorable moments with you.
Will cherish them forever mate. pic.twitter.com/0a2xqtccNg
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 13, 2022
On this day in 1969, the great Shane Warne was born. pic.twitter.com/ugE9EqbeO1
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) September 13, 2022
Remembering the ????? Shane Warne on his birth anniversary! ? pic.twitter.com/PZJzaGKQnA
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 13, 2022
Fondly remembering this great legend on his birth anniversary!
A man who defined class and accuracy on the pitch through his zest for perfection!
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 13, 2022
Today, Shane Warne would have turned 53.
Happy birthday Warnie, we miss you! pic.twitter.com/C8dEVR3lPy
— Melbourne Cricket Ground (@MCG) September 13, 2022
So much negativity on Twitter
Let’s do another mega Shane Warne awesome cricket thread and celebrate what would’ve been his 53rd birthday
What a ball ??pic.twitter.com/nvCfg13rLb
— Rob Moody (@robelinda2) September 13, 2022
A leg spinner who turned a ball a mile, his greatest weapon was his art to deceive the batters with his loop and guile.??
Probably the greatest long-term international captain, cricket never ever had.
Keep them ripping from up there, Warnie. ?
Birth Anniversary of Shane Warne pic.twitter.com/gdnAmoHgeL
— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) September 13, 2022
There was some romance associated with Shane Warne’s bowling! Every time he came on to bowl you knew he would cast a spell on you with his innumerable tricks. Happy birthday, Shane Warne. You were someone who adorned the game and attracted the fans. We miss you dearly #ShaneWarne
— Ramachandra.M/ ????????.??? (@nanuramu) September 13, 2022
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) September 13, 2022
Happy Birthday @robkey612 ?
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— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) May 12, 2021
Happy birthday, Legend ?@sachin_rt? – the day I got to play in the same cricket team as you & the late, great Shane Warne was one of the most magical experiences of my life. You’re a class act on and off the pitch. pic.twitter.com/1XvQ3YO8iP
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 24, 2022
— Diptiman Yadav (@Diptiman_yadav9) September 13, 2022
— The Intense Kid???? (@JkJerry) September 13, 2022