“Legacy Will Live On”: Tweet From Shane Warne’s Handle On His Birthday Goes Viral

Shane Warne is one of the greatest cricketers to ever play the sport and he is considered one of the biggest game changers the sport will ever see. Warne had a knack for changing the complexion of the game in the span of two to three balls, and this is the biggest reason, he is considered by some cricket fans to be the best spinner the game has ever played. Warne died earlier this year from a suspected cardiac arrest in Thailand.

On the occasion of Warne’s 53rd birthday, a message was posted from his Twitter handle and it instantly went viral.

“A legacy gives you a perspective on what’s important. It’s about the richness of a person’s life, including what they accomplished and the impact they had on people and places. Shane’s legacy will live on. Happy Birthday – Always In our hearts,” read the message.

Warne, the Australian spin bowling legend, was as enigmatic as an athlete could be. A true performer with a ball in hand, a fierce competitor on the cricket pitch and a bit of an outsider outside. The leg spinner went from one career to another and the controversies followed him all the time. Warne’s rise to superstardom began with his very first birth in Ashes, cricket’s oldest rivalry.

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The Victorian was the biggest match winner of his generation with the ball. That he would finish with 708 Test wickets and 293 ODI wickets at a time when the Australian cricket team was full of fast bowlers taking wicket such as Craig McDermott, Merv Hughes, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Jason Gillespie and those who followed, is a testament to its greatness.

Warne was not just a cricketer. He transcended the sport to become a true Australian icon. The full range of his fighting spirit and wizardry was on display in the summer of 2006-07 down under, when Warne produced one last bit of magic to help Australia win back the Ashes. His hunger for wickets and hunger for a fight were still intact as he walked into the golden sunset.

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