One of many best bowlers of all time whose expertise and persona transcended cricket, Warne died of a suspected coronary heart assault on the age of 52 on Friday, a day after arriving on Thailand’s island of Koh Samui for a trip.
“The three youngsters are in a whole shock,” Erskine instructed the 9 Community’s At this time morning present on Sunday. “I spoke to them yesterday and … Jackson simply mentioned, ‘We count on him to stroll within the door. This is sort of a dangerous dream’.”
Warne had Jackson, Summer time and Brooke with Simone Callahan, to whom he was married for 10 years till they divorced in 2005.
Thai police mentioned Warne skilled chest pains earlier than his demise and had bronchial asthma and a few coronary heart points. They weren’t treating his demise as suspicious.
“Keith, Shane’s father, is a fairly robust particular person, however like everyone, he is simply shattered, they can not consider what’s occurred,” Erskine mentioned.
Thai police interviewed Warne’s journey companions for info and mentioned Warne’s physique was to be transferred on Sunday to Surat Thani on the mainland for post-mortem.
“We actually simply need to get Shane dwelling,” mentioned Andrew Neophitou, one of many associates who had been vacationing with him, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. “That is all we need to do.”
Credited with reviving the artwork of leg spin, Warne made his take a look at debut in 1992 in opposition to India, kicking off a 15-year worldwide profession.
Warne was rated as one of many 5 best gamers of the twentieth century by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, however the wily spinner’s onerous residing usually made tabloid headlines as effectively.