David Warner, the Delhi Capitals’ opener, will miss out on a few IPL matches this season. Warner is currently in Pakistan for the test series. According to Warner, will be attending Shane Warne’s state funeral on March 30th in Melbourne. Shane Warne has been a role model for him since he was a child.
The Cricketer David Warner Idolized
“I will be there, 100 percent,” Warner said of the funeral, IPL or no IPL this year.
David Warner said that he will return home following the third Test in Lahore. The third test concludes on March 25th. Warner stated that he grew up idolising Warne and that he will attend his idol’s final adventure.
“I used to have his poster on my wall when I was a kid. I aspired to be like Shane. It will undoubtedly be incredibly emotional for everyone. There will be a large number of people paying their respects,” he said.
When Will Warner Return?
Shane Warne’s state funeral is set for March 30th, while the IPL begins on March 26th. David Warner will attend the funeral in Melbourne on March 30th. He will remain in Melbourne until the 5th of April, as per Cricket Australia’s policy of not letting Australian cricketers to participate in the IPL until then. Fans and the team hope that he will arrive in Mumbai on April 6th.
Warner will have to stay in quarantine for 5 days per BCCI Covid rules because he will be returning after attending a public event. After completing quarantine, he will be allowed to enter the team’s BIO-SECURE BUBBLE if he tests negative twice.
Shane Warne’s Untimely Death
Police in Thailand confirmed that Australian cricket legend Shane Warne died of natural causes on Friday. According to the Thai police, the post-mortem examination revealed no evidence of foul play in the death of the 52-year-old legend.
Warne, regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time, died of a suspected heart attack. He was spending vacation time on the Thai island of Koh Samui. Meanwhile, a week after his unexpected death in Thailand, the body of an Australian cricket icon landed in Australia.
The Australian Government will give Warne a formal funeral at the historic MSG, where he took his 700th Test wicket. Meanwhile, Warne’s untimely death jolted not only Warner, but the entire Australian squad, which is now on tour in Pakistan.
“It still hasn’t really sank in,” David Warner remarked ahead of the second Test, which begins on Saturday in Karachi. “When we first found out, we thought it was a joke. You just look at the tributes from around the world. He has touched millions and millions of people, and from different countries.”
Warne had a celebrity status that extended beyond sports and influenced generations of fans.