MOHALI: Terming Shane Warne’s sudden death a “personal loss”, Indian batting great and current head coach Rahul Dravid on Saturday said the Australian spin legend will be remembered as long as the game is played.
Warne, who redefined the art of spin bowling to become one of the greatest in international cricket, died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand on Friday at the age of 52, leaving the cricket fraternity shell-shocked.
“I had the privilege and honour to play against Shane Warne. More importantly the great privilege of getting to know him personally and playing with him and alongside him as a colleague, I think that will probably be one of the highlights of my cricketing career,” Dravid said in a video posted in the BCCI Twitter handle.
“Even if you didn’t meet him very often, he would make it feel like this was personal. It really feels like a personal loss. It’s something that really hurts; it’s sad. As long as the game is being played, someone like Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh will always be remembered,” added the head coach.
The former India captain had been team-mates with Warne for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2011 IPL after facing off against each other in international cricket.
“Just to get to know him personally a lot and speak about him as a great cricketer and rightly so; we all know a lot about that.