Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has shared an incredible video of Shane Warne spinning magic even with an orange inside what appeared to be their hotel room. Vaughan decided to share the video immediately after the news of Warne’s tragic death stunned the cricket world.
Vaughan, whose England side had to bear the brunt of the Australian legend’s spin attack on several occasions in the past, wrote, “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.”
In the video, Vaughan can be seen batting with a bottle while Warne bowls using an orange. To everyone’s surprise, Warne is able to spin even the orange, leaving Vaughan decieved. The orange goes on to hit the make-shift wicket.
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Reacting to Vaughan’s video, former England fast bowler, Darren Gough wrote, “Im devastated pal ????”
Vaughan also wrote a long post in memory of the Australian legend, who took more than 1,000 wickets in international cricket. He wrote, “I can’t tell you how hard it is to get this down in words .. it’s just doesn’t feel real to be talking about someone who once was an enemy on the pitch to one who became a great friend off it .. Shane was the greatest ever cricketer but more than that his character lit up every dressing room , comm box , bar , golf club & friendship group .. his energy & positivity was beyond anyone I have ever known .. he was loyal beyond loyal .. at a time I needed support he was the first to pick up the phone & over advice /help & the most utmost support.”
He continued, “I will never ever forget the warmth he & his family gave me this winter when I was down under for Xmas alone .. To say I spent Warneys last Xmas with him & his family is so sad but one I will cherish .. all of us eating Turkey ,beef ,the usual Xmas trimmings & the King to stick to his Lasagne sandwich’s with bread rolls plastered with butter .. that’s Warney … the superstar .. the greatest .. friends to world superstars .. everyone wanted to be around him but ultimately he was just a normal guy who could do incredible things .. Leg spin is the hardest skill in our game & he mastered it .. he became a great poker player as he loved gambling but it was more the competition and trying to put the psych into his opponents thst he loved … just like when he bowled .. my thoughts are with his mum Bridgette & dad Keith plus his 3 kids that I know he is immensely proud of .. Brooke , Summer & Jackson .. We are all thinking of you .. i am absolutely gutted to have a lost a great friend .. one thing is for sure Heaven will be a lively place now the King has arrived .. Love ya Shane x”
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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.