Ricky Ponting has damaged down in tears paying tribute to Shane Warne as AFL legend Sam Newman remembers the cricketer as a ‘man of extra’ who had an ‘immense love of life’.
Ex-Australian cricket captain Ponting choked up as he recalled his early recollections of the late cricket legend when he was a 15-year-old rising via the ranks for Tasmania.
‘He’d pushed his automobile throughout to Launceston and we’d hang around and do a good bit collectively,’ Ponting recalled in an interview with Seven Information, earlier than being caught by a wave of emotion.
Moments later, Ponting broke down once more as he instructed how the renaming of the Melbourne Cricket Floor’s Nice Southern Stand after Warne was ‘the final word recognition of one of many world’s nice sportsmen’.
Newman – a detailed pal of the 52-year-old – stated he was in a state of shock when he heard Warne had died of a suspected coronary heart assault at a luxurious villa on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday.
Ex-Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting broke down in tears as he paid tribute to his teammate, pal and late cricket legend Shane Warne
The footy nice spoke to Warne the day he flew out for the vacation, with the pair planning to have a look at a brand new automobile the cricket legend had his eye on when he returned to Australia.
The 76-year-old stated he thought he was dreaming when he obtained an alert on his cellphone telling him the spin bowling icon was lifeless.
‘I put the cellphone again on the bedside desk and I lay there for about two minutes.. and I assumed, “what was that?”‘ he instructed Seven Information.
‘I picked it up once more and I simply couldn’t consider it.’
The previous Footy Present host stated Warne all the time had his again and was significantly supportive when Newman’s spouse Amanda died abruptly final 12 months.
‘He actually cared about how I used to be going,’ he stated.
Newman stated those that met Warne for the primary time might inform the energy of his character purely by his handshake.
Sam Newman stated he was in a state of shock when he heard his shut pal had died of a suspected coronary heart assault at a luxurious villa on the Thai island of Koh Samui on Friday. The 2 are pictured collectively on the golf course
‘While you meet somebody and also you shake their hand, you may inform their character by their handshake,’ he instructed 2GB’s Ben Fordham on Monday morning.
‘He would pierce you together with his eyes – he was like a magnet and would stare straight via your eyes into the again of your cranium to see in case you had been with him.
‘He had his flaws, he was a person of extra – however he additionally had an immense love of life.’
The 2 ex-sporting stars had been one another’s golf buddies and Newman stated the pair bonded over their love of the sport.
Newman stated he thought he was dreaming when he obtained an alert on his cellphone telling him the spin bowling icon was lifeless
‘He was simply so aggressive,’ Newman stated. ‘However he was additionally very reasonable and admirable on the golf course.
‘You may inform the battle you had been going to have by the handicap he was going to present you – none.’
The tributes got here because it emerged Warne ordered a go well with and two masseuses hours earlier than his loss of life.
Warne pictured shaking TV host Piers Morgan’s hand throughout an Ashes Check Match on the MCG between England and Australia on December 27. Newman stated those that met Warne for the primary time might inform the energy of his character purely by his handshake
Sam Newman and Shane Warne are pictured collectively at Twilight Seaside Polo in St Kilda, Melbourne on February 5
The 52-year-old was seeking to purchase a brand new go well with when he determined to order one via a tailor on Koh Samui on Friday.
Native police stated Warne then went again to his villa on the Samujana resort earlier than he ordered two Thai masseuses who gave him a therapeutic massage in one of many rooms.
Warne had plans to go out for drinks later that evening with 4 mates who had been holidaying with him on the luxurious resort.
However he was discovered unresponsive after struggling a suspected coronary heart assault as he and his mates took a day nap hours earlier than they had been meant to go out.
Shane Warne ordered a brand new go well with and two masseuses hours earlier than he died of a suspected coronary heart assault at a luxurious villa in Thailand – as his ultimate moments are revealed by devastated mates
Native police stated Warne then went again to his villa on the Samujana resort earlier than he ordered two Thai masseuses who gave him a therapeutic massage in one of many rooms (inventory picture)
Paramedic Anuch Han-Iam, who was one of many first responders on the scene, stated Warne’s mates had been already performing CPR after they arrived on the villa.
‘They had been making an attempt to convey him again to life… they had been determined. I believe one was crying. Actually pressured and panicked,’ he instructed The Solar.
‘They stored making an attempt to wake him… I heard somebody saying ”come on Shane, come on”.’
Mr Han-Iam stated there have been no girls within the room, nor was there ‘something uncommon that made [him] suppose they’d been partying’.
Pictured: The physique of Australian cricket participant Shane Warne is transported from Koh Samui Hospital mortuary
‘I did my finest for him and gave all my vitality. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t assist him.’
The native police chief stated Warne visited a tailor to have a go well with made earlier on Friday and ordered two native masseuses to come back to his villa.
‘He known as the woman to therapeutic massage. It was simply therapeutic massage. He didn’t die due to the therapeutic massage. He wasn’t effectively,’ he stated.
A mortuary employee at Koh Samui Hospital. It’s understood Warne’s physique will probably be taken to Surat Thani Hospital – 650km south of Bangkok – for the post-mortem
One in all Warne’s vacation companions, Sporting Information chief government Tom Corridor, revealed the ultimate moments of Warne together with an sudden present and his final meal.
Corridor, who met Warne at a charity poker event 15 years in the past, was one of many 4 mates who was with Warne throughout his ultimate hours.
‘I’ve dined with Shane in lots of superb institutions, however fairly than pattern a few of the native Thai fare, we tuck right into a plate of Vegemite on toast,’ Corridor wrote on Sporting Information.
‘Shane chomping away: ‘Geez, you may’t beat Vegemite with some butter, all the time nice wherever you’re on the earth’.
A mortuary employee disinfects himself as he prepares to maneuver Warne’s physique, simply two days after he tragically died whereas on a vacation together with his mates in Thailand
On the identical day, Corridor and his mates Andrew Neophitou, Gaz, and Fred had been discussing with Warne the easiest way to look at the Australia vs Pakistan Check on TV.
The cricket legend then ducked into his room earlier than rising with a really shocking set of items for Corridor.
‘Shane had been working with me at The Sporting Information for the previous 12 months or so and he introduced me together with his jumper from the 2005 Ashes Check, his 2008 IPL shirt and a one-day worldwide shirt and cap to put within the TSN places of work in Australia and the UK,’ Corridor wrote.
The ferry containing the physique of Shane Warne departs for Surat Thani
Warne entertained his longtime pal with tales in regards to the first season of the Indian Premier League – not understanding it could be one of many final conversations shared between the pair.
Emergency companies arrived on the Koh Samui Hospital mortuary at about 8am Sunday native time (12pm AEDT) to move the late 52-year-old, two days after he suffered a suspected coronary heart assault whereas holidaying on the Thai island with mates.
Warne’s household hoped to keep away from a autopsy in Thailand so his physique could possibly be flown again to Australia as quickly as attainable.
Jackson Warne shared a ultimate picture together with his well-known dad (proper and centre) on January 31, 2022. The pair had been pictured beaming whereas watching the Australian Open alongside Australian Guidelines footballer Steven Baker
However on Sunday, the cricketing legend’s physique was lined in a purple blanket and put into an ambulance to then board a automobile ferry destined for Surat Thani Hospital – 650km south of Bangkok – for the post-mortem.
Division of International Affairs officers had been on board the ferry with Warne’s mates and Australian ambassador Allan McKinnon.
Thai police stated the physique have to be examined to seek out the reason for loss of life and a report will then be despatched to the Australian embassy in Bangkok.
‘I’m ready for the post-mortem report. If there may be nothing suspicious, then the case is closed,’ Thai police lieutenant-colonel Chatchawin Nakmusik stated on Saturday.