Shane Warne: magical, tireless, immortal

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Shane Warne: magical, tireless, immortal

The world of cricket has been shaken by the untimely death of Shane Warne. We felt the need to dedicate an entire episode to this news, and share our fond memories of this singular cricketer.

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Talking Points:

  • What Warne meant to the 1990s generation of cricket fans
  • The seismic effect that follows the death of a widely loved artist
  • Warne against India – stereotypes v reality
  • The quality of Warne’s stock ball – and his masterful control
  • Warne’s range of speeds, his dip, and the lethal flipper
  • Warne v Tendulkar, Lara, Laxman
  • How world cricket may have looked had Warne played for England
  • Warne the one-day bowler – and the magic from the World Cups
  • Warne in Cape Town in 2002 – the tireless match-winner
  • Appreciating Warne through thoughtfully curated and compiled┬ávideos


Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Kartikeya Date (@cricketingview)

Ashoka (@ABVan)


On Warne – Gideon Haigh – Amazon

‘He made you believe the impossible’ – Gideon Haigh on Shane Warne – 81allout

Goodbye Warne – Siddhartha Vaidyanathan – 81allout

Shane Keith Warne – A Cricketing View

Warne predicts McCullum’s downfall – YouTube

Warne’s hum set up him to be the greatest of all – Daniel Brettig – The Age

Memories of a charismatic genius – Richard Calland – Mail & Guardian


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