Shane Warne’s household and mates had been joined by dozens of celebrities at his non-public funeral, together with former England captain Michael Vaughan.
The service in Warne’s dwelling city of Melbourne was attended by round 80 company, together with his three kids, mother and father, mates and retired Check captains Mark Taylor, Allan Border and Vaughan.
The previous leg-spinner, thought-about one of many biggest cricketers of all-time, died of a suspected coronary heart assault whereas on vacation in Koh Samui, Thailand, on 4 March, aged 52.
Tv presenter Eddie McGuire, who anchors Australian Soccer League present Fox Footy, hosted the service, which was additionally attended by former AFL greats.
McGuire described Warne as “Superman” and in quotes reported by the Every day Mail added: “You threw the ball to Warne, you sat in that (Melbourne Cricket Floor) Southern Stand and he did the belongings you dreamt of doing as a child.
“The magic half about Shane Warne was that he sprinkled his gold mud in every single place he went.”
Warne’s former girlfriend, British actress Liz Hurley, was unable to attend the funeral as a consequence of work commitments.
Hurley, 56, mentioned on Instagram: “My coronary heart aches that I can’t be in Australia for Shane’s funeral. I used to be filming and, with the time soar, bodily can’t get there. It nonetheless hasn’t actually sunk in that he’s gone.”
A state memorial will likely be held on the MCG on March 30 and will likely be open to the general public, with greater than 50,000 followers anticipated to attend by way of a poll.
It has been reported that Sir Elton John will carry out dwell by way of video hyperlink for the state funeral and that different video tributes will embody performances from Ed Sheeran and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
Warne shot to international fame with the ‘ball of the century’ to bamboozle and dismiss Mike Gatting within the 1993 Ashes collection in opposition to England.
He went on to assert 708 Check wickets, the second-highest in historical past, in a 15-year profession spanning 145 matches and in addition took 293 one-day worldwide wickets, serving to Australia win the 1999 World Cup.