India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed how he could not stop thinking about Australian bowling great Shane Warne at London’s Little Venice restaurant. Earlier, former England skipper Michael Vaughan had revealed how Warne once spun magic using an orange at their hotel late at night. Tendulkar recalled how he often dined at the restaurant with the late Aussie cricketer, who died of a heart attack during a holiday in Thailand in March this year.
Tendulkar took to Instagram to share of photo of himself at London’s Little Venice restaurant as he wrote, “Thought of Warnie as we were dining at this restaurant in Little Venice (London), close to where he stayed when in the UK. #UnitedKingdom #Travel #LittleVenice #London.”
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It seems Tendulkar is currently holidaying in London, where he played several matches during his career. His on-field rivalry with Warne was well known. However, they enjoyed great camaraderie off the field.
Reacting to Warne’s death, Tendulkar had said, “Warne, I remember was always competitive and did everything possible to disturb the opposition to dismiss them, but when someone batted well he was the first one to walk to them and congratulate. That is how our respect for each other developed. Warne my friend, I will miss you big time, you will continue to live in my heart. May your soul rest in peace.”
Earlier, Vaughan had recalled how Warne once used an orange to spin magic after hours of partying at the hotel where they were staying.
Sharing a throwback video, Vaughan had written, “The King doing what he did better than anyone .. !! If this was your last wicket it’s a privilege .. even with an Orange at 145am after 8 hrs drinking .. Your voice and general banter wherever we were,we are all going to miss hugely … Love ya King.”
Warne retired from international cricket in 2007 after taking 708 Test wickets in 145 matches in a career that spanned over 15 years. He was part of the Australian team that won the 1999 ODI Cricket World Cup. In ODI career, He took 293 wickets in 194 one-day internationals between 1993 and 2004.