Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting He seemed extremely emotional and almost fell apart in the middle of an interview for the International Cricket Council (ICC), while speaking and paying tribute to his former teammate and great friend Shane Warne, who recently passed away in Thailand, aged 52. , due to a “suspected heart attack”.
ICC released a snippet of the interaction between Ponting and former England cricketer and presenter Isa Guha. The post was captioned, “An emotional must-see interview as Ricky Ponting pays tribute to his great partner Shane Warne.”
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“As I’ve told a lot of the guys I’ve been talking to over the last few days, I guess how much I love him, I didn’t tell him that and I wish I had,” said a visibly emotional Ponting, who almost choked on answering a question. he asks what he would like to say to Warne.
Ponting, who captained the Australian cricket team during the latter part of Warne’s international career, said Warne was a great master of the game and always helped youngsters.
Ponting wants to ensure that Warne’s positive attitude, cricketing acumen and willingness to lead the younger generation are not lost in the game.
“He was a master through his feedback and I have seen hundreds of photos in the last 24 hours of all the spinners he worked with.” Ponting told Isa Guha, in The ICC Review.
“He helped Steve Smith in his youth and Rashid Khan has caught up with him, imagine the conversations they would have had.
“So I feel like now it’s up to me whenever I get a chance to let the world know what he was like and pass on some of the things I learned from him,” the three-time ICC World Cup winner added.
Ponting described how shocked he was when he received the news of Warne’s death from his wife.
“I woke up nice and early. I was getting the kids ready for netball and Rianna (Ponting’s wife) looked at her phone and told me the news about Warney,” he said.
“I took the phone out of his hand to look at it and I couldn’t believe it and it’s still the same now.
“It was so raw for me that I couldn’t really speak and every time I thought about him and our experiences and our journey together, I was at a loss for words.
“Even today I have had the TV on watching the tributes, but every time I hear his voice I have to turn it off.
“It’s been a rough couple of days, but it makes us a little bit more aware of things that we probably need to pay more attention to and there are things that we all need to learn.”
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