IND vs SL: India, Sri Lanka players wear black armbands in memory of Shane Warne

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IND vs SL: India, Sri Lanka players wear black armbands in memory of Shane Warne
IND vs SL: India, Sri Lanka players wear black armbands in memory of Shane Warne

IND vs SL: India, Sri Lanka players wear black armbands in memory of Shane Warne

IND vs SL: Both teams wearing black armbands on Day 2 of the ongoing first Test between India and Sri Lanka in memory of leg-spinner Shane Warne.

Warne died passed away of a suspected heart attack on Friday, at the age of 52. Before the start of the game, both India and Sri Lanka observed a minute of silence to remember Warne and Rodney Marsh.

“A minute’s silence was observed before the start of play on Day 2 of the first Test for Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne who passed away yesterday. The Indian Cricket Team will also be wearing black armbands today,” an official statement from BCCI stated.

IND vs SL: Team India mourns demise of Shane Warne
IND vs SL: India players wear black armbands in memory of Shane Warne

Warne was regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. When he first came to prominence in the early 1990s. He almost single-handedly revolutionised leg-spin bowling, and by the time he retired from international cricket in 2007. He had been the first bowler to reach 700 Test wickets.

Shane named one of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack’s Five Cricketers of the Twentieth Century for his contributions to Australia’s ICC Cricket World Cup success in 1999, when he named player of the match in both the semi-final and final.

IND vs SL: Team Sri Lanka mourns demise of Shane Warne
IND vs SL: Sri Lanka players wear black armbands in memory of Shane Warne

Warne concluded his international career with 708 Test wickets and 293 One-Day International wickets. Putting him in second place behind his close friend. And adversary Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka in terms of all-time international wicket-takers (1,347). Shane also led Australia to ten wins and a single loss in 11 One-Day Internationals.