The country is still in shock after the sudden death of Shane Warne on Friday, particularly the cricket world. The cricket legend died aged only 43, having been diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks ago. His death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from the sporting world and beyond, with many saying they were shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. Others described him as a man who changed the game of cricket and inspired a generation.
Former Australian wicketkeeper and current commentator Adam Gilchrist was a close friend of Warne’s, having spent many years as his teammate on the cricket field. Gilchrist announced Warne’s death on Friday morning, calling him an icon and a legend. He described Warne as a “larger than life character” and “one of the greatest ever”, adding that he was “still in a state of shock” following the news of his friend’s passing. Warne and Gilchrist first met on the Australian cricket scene in the late 1990s, playing together for the state side before going on to represent their country at international level.