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Shane Warne‘s ex-fiancée Elizabeth Hurley did not feature at the cricket hero’s state memorial because she ‘found it too emotional’ to send a video tribute.

The English actress, 56, had been expected to make an appearance during Wednesday’s service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as thousands gathered to say their goodbyes to the spin king. 

The event was attended by 50,000 fans and a Who’s Who of Australian society, and included performances by Elton John, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and rock star Jon Stevens.  

But Hurley’s name went unmentioned throughout the entire two hour service and no images of her or tributes from her were included.

Eddie McGuire, the event’s Master of Ceremonies, told news.com.au that Hurley had already ‘sent out wonderful tributes and she and we didn’t want to diminish her grief and love of the Warne family by doing so’ with an additional video message.  

Actress Elizabeth Hurley was noticeably absent from the MCG memorial for her former fiancé, Australian cricket legend Shane Warne. They are pictured together in 2011

Actress Elizabeth Hurley was noticeably absent from the MCG memorial for her former fiancé, Australian cricket legend Shane Warne. They are pictured together in 2011

Actress Elizabeth Hurley was noticeably absent from the MCG memorial for her former fiancé, Australian cricket legend Shane Warne. They are pictured together in 2011

Hurley, 56, recently sent a sweet message to Shane Warne's daughters Brooke, 24, (pictured centre) and Summer, 20, following his death aged 52

Hurley, 56, recently sent a sweet message to Shane Warne's daughters Brooke, 24, (pictured centre) and Summer, 20, following his death aged 52

Hurley, 56, recently sent a sweet message to Shane Warne’s daughters Brooke, 24, (pictured centre) and Summer, 20, following his death aged 52

McGuire said: ‘In the end, her tribute was greater by not doing so (sharing a tribute), but by supporting the family and the production with her well wishes and support privately.’  

A sombre Hurley was recently seen walking with son Damian on the morning of Warne’s private funeral, marking their first public appearance since the cricketer’s death. 

The actress, who remained close to Warne after their three-year romance ended in 2013, was pictured in West London as she left the set of her new romantic comedy, Christmas In The Caribbean.

She posted an image with Warne following news of his death, saying ‘I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever’.

‘RIP my beloved Lionheart,’ she wrote.

Hurley then posted another series of pictures the night before Warne’s private funeral in Melbourne, saying her ‘heart aches’ because she couldn’t be there in person as she’s currently filming.

‘These pictures were taken in Sri Lanka to celebrate our engagement- we had all our children with us and it was the happiest time. It still hasn’t really sunk in that he’s gone,’ she posted.

‘It seems too cruel that all the people who loved him will never have another Lion hug, but our memories will live forever. RIP Lionheart, with love your Luna.’

Hurley shared her grief at hearing the news of Warne's death earlier this month, sharing pictures of the two on Instagram

Hurley shared her grief at hearing the news of Warne's death earlier this month, sharing pictures of the two on Instagram

Hurley shared her grief at hearing the news of Warne’s death earlier this month, sharing pictures of the two on Instagram 

The actress remained close to Warne after their three-year romance ended in 2013, with Warne saying their children were close friends

The actress remained close to Warne after their three-year romance ended in 2013, with Warne saying their children were close friends

The actress remained close to Warne after their three-year romance ended in 2013, with Warne saying their children were close friends

The British actress also shared sweet pictures with Warne’s daughters Brooke and Summer on International Women’s Day, showing the closeness that remains between her and his family.

‘I dedicate this #internationalwomensday to two brave, beautiful women @brookewarne and @summerwarne,’ she posted earlier this month.

‘I love you both so much and have the happiest memories of our times together. Your daddy loved you with all his heart.’

The actress, who was in a relationship with Warne from 2010 to 2013, shared a belated International Women's Day post which she dedicated to his daughters

The actress, who was in a relationship with Warne from 2010 to 2013, shared a belated International Women's Day post which she dedicated to his daughters

The actress, who was in a relationship with Warne from 2010 to 2013, shared a belated International Women’s Day post which she dedicated to his daughters

 

Her absence from the memorial raised eyebrows given the tributes that poured in from all stages of his life and all corners of the world, particularly given Warne had said in recent years his engagement to Hurley was ‘the happiest time of my life’.

‘When we were together we both had a great time. Unfortunately it didn’t work out,’ he told The Mirror.

‘It wasn’t something that she or I did wrong, it just fizzled out. We’re still great friends, we still stay in touch, we’re good for each other and our kids get along great.’  

Hurley’s son Damian also paid tribute to Warne following his tragic death, describing him as ‘one of the best men I’ve ever known’. 

‘I’m still trying to wrap my head around this… SW was a father figure to me for most of my formative years and was truly one the best men I’ve ever known,’ he posted to Instagram.

‘My heart is broken. Thinking of and sending love to all SW’s family.’ 

Throwback: Hurley shared three throwback photographs of herself with Warne's daughters (Pictured with Summer)

Throwback: Hurley shared three throwback photographs of herself with Warne's daughters (Pictured with Summer)

Throwback: Hurley shared three throwback photographs of herself with Warne’s daughters (Pictured with Summer)

Loss: Elizabeth's son Damian also paid tribute to Shane on Sunday. The model, 19, took to Instagram on Saturday to call the cricket legend 'a father figure' and 'one of the best men I've ever known', as he spoke fondly of his mother's ex following his sudden death

Loss: Elizabeth's son Damian also paid tribute to Shane on Sunday. The model, 19, took to Instagram on Saturday to call the cricket legend 'a father figure' and 'one of the best men I've ever known', as he spoke fondly of his mother's ex following his sudden death

Loss: Elizabeth’s son Damian also paid tribute to Shane on Sunday. The model, 19, took to Instagram on Saturday to call the cricket legend ‘a father figure’ and ‘one of the best men I’ve ever known’, as he spoke fondly of his mother’s ex following his sudden death 

Elizabeth Hurley's absence from Shane Warne's emotional state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was peculiar

Elizabeth Hurley's absence from Shane Warne's emotional state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was peculiar

Elizabeth Hurley’s absence from Shane Warne’s emotional state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was peculiar

Warne’s state memorial service was broadcast on all free-to-air channels Australia-wide, hosting tens of thousands of fans as well as ex-teammates, sporting legends, celebrities, singers and the cricketer’s friends and family. 

Elton John dedicated a recorded version of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me’ to Warne’s three children Brooke, 24, Jackson, 22, and Summer, 20, while Kylie Minogue and Hugh Jackman also paid tributes to their friend.    

Warne’s youngest daughter Summer led the tributes with a devastating speech where she shared her grief at how her father would never walk her down the aisle on her wedding day or meet his grandchildren. 

‘I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that you won’t be able to walk down the aisle on my special day,’ she said. 

‘You’re never going to meet your grandchildren that you’re going to have some day, but instead you will be someone I will tell my kids about. 

‘They would have loved and adored you just like I do.’  

Summer said her father – as famous for his scandals off the pitch as his talents on it – ‘lived 100 lives, never took anything for granted and lived every day to the fullest.’

She recalled how she would come home from school to find the cricket legend waiting behind the kitchen counter, eating his favourite spaghetti bolognaise.  

‘I would do anything to go back to that,’ Summer said.

Shane Warne's three children delivered heartwrenching eulogies for the King of Spin, breaking their public silence at the state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. From left: Brooke, 24; Jackson, 22 and tearful Summer, 20

Shane Warne's three children delivered heartwrenching eulogies for the King of Spin, breaking their public silence at the state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. From left: Brooke, 24; Jackson, 22 and tearful Summer, 20

Shane Warne’s three children delivered heartwrenching eulogies for the King of Spin, breaking their public silence at the state memorial service at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. From left: Brooke, 24; Jackson, 22 and tearful Summer, 20

Son Jackson said: 'You were the best Dad anyone could have asked for and you were my best friend. Time with you went way too fast'

Son Jackson said: 'You were the best Dad anyone could have asked for and you were my best friend. Time with you went way too fast'

Daughter Brooke said it still feels like her father is on holidays, as he was often overseas. 'Dad was our shining star in life and now he's shining down on all of us'

Daughter Brooke said it still feels like her father is on holidays, as he was often overseas. 'Dad was our shining star in life and now he's shining down on all of us'

Jackson and Brooke Warne followed their little sister, delivering emotional speeches for their ‘best friend’ and sharing their grief he won’t be with them through the biggest moments of their lives. ‘Time with you went way too fast,’ Jackson said

Elton John pre-recorded a special performance of 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' which he dedicated to Shane Warne's children

Elton John pre-recorded a special performance of 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' which he dedicated to Shane Warne's children

Elton John pre-recorded a special performance of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ which he dedicated to Shane Warne’s children

Millionaire Hot Seat host Eddie McGuire was the master of ceremonies for the state funeral

Millionaire Hot Seat host Eddie McGuire was the master of ceremonies for the state funeral

Shane's ex-wife, Simone Callahan, did not speak at the memorial service, however, watched on proudly as her and his three children laid it to rest

Shane's ex-wife, Simone Callahan, did not speak at the memorial service, however, watched on proudly as her and his three children laid it to rest

Millionaire Hot Seat host and Melbourne personality Eddie McGuire was the master of ceremonies (left). Shane Warne’s ex-wife Simone Callahan (right) supported her children but did not speak

Warne's parents, children and ex-wife bow their heads as Warne is remembered at the MCG on Wednesday evening

Warne's parents, children and ex-wife bow their heads as Warne is remembered at the MCG on Wednesday evening

Warne’s parents, children and ex-wife bow their heads as Warne is remembered at the MCG on Wednesday evening

Summer said: ‘You will always be with us dad, just not in the ways we have hoped.’

‘You saved me dad, you really did.’ 

At the MCG, the silence was broken only by sobs. ‘We love you,’ someone shouted, as Summer poured her heart out.  

Jackson, looking every inch his father’s son, confidently wowed the MCG with his poise. Daughter Brooke, who was the last of Warne’s children to speak, managed to end on a high note.

Her touching tales brought chuckles from the crowd even as she tearfully described all of the reasons why she would miss her father.  

Through tears, Brooke said: ‘I will miss grabbing your big wrists and feeling your hands and saying that I have big fat fingers just like you. 

‘I will miss our chats just about how big our double chins are and how big our bellies are looking especially after we’ve just eaten our body weight in cheese, pizza and pasta. 

‘I have to come to the fact that my Dad will never get to see me grow up or Jackson or Summer or see us get married one day, have kids and get the promotion I was going for.

‘But what makes me the saddest is, I will never get to wrap my arms around you and give you the biggest hug and rest my chin on your chest. Dad was our shining star in life and now he’s shining down on all of us.

‘We will do you so proud, Dad and we are so proud of everything you have achieved. We’re going to do what youalways told us – try our best and we will try our best to live in a world without you. I love you always, Dad.’

The speeches came during an emotionally charged service where: 

  • It was revealed Warne nearly died at age 13 after jumping off a wharf. However, he was saved from drowning by a mate, David Beck 
  • The family shared a letter Warne’s brother, Jason, wrote him in 1993, predicting his future success if he tried hard enough: ‘Give people the opportunity in 20 years’ time to say: ‘Remember Shane Warne? We’ll never get another leggy like him. He was The Best Spinner Australia has ever had.’
  • Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Hugh Jackman, Robbie Williams, Jon Stevensand Coldplay’s Chris Martin shared video tributes to the cricket legend, as well as mates including Sam Newman and Eddie McGuire 
  • Shane’s father, Keith, teared up as he kicked off the proceedings with a moving eulogy. His comments came shortly after those in the stands chanted ‘Warnieeeee, Warnieeee’
  • Warne’s children unveiled the Shane Keith Warne memorial stand at the MCG – the same area he sat in as a child before embarking on his legendary career
Summer said: 'You will always be with us dad, just not in the ways we have hoped ... You saved me dad, you really did'

Summer said: 'You will always be with us dad, just not in the ways we have hoped ... You saved me dad, you really did'

Summer said: ‘You will always be with us dad, just not in the ways we have hoped … You saved me dad, you really did’

Jackson followed his little sister Summer at the memorial on Wednesday, saying he is 'so proud' that Warne was his father

Jackson followed his little sister Summer at the memorial on Wednesday, saying he is 'so proud' that Warne was his father

Jackson followed his little sister Summer at the memorial on Wednesday, saying he is ‘so proud’ that Warne was his father

Brooke said she's heartbroken that they won't be able share everything from making fun of each other to all the big moments growing up with their 'best friend'

Brooke said she's heartbroken that they won't be able share everything from making fun of each other to all the big moments growing up with their 'best friend'

Brooke said she’s heartbroken that they won’t be able share everything from making fun of each other to all the big moments growing up with their ‘best friend’

The Warne children sit in the newly-named Shane Warne Stand emblazoned on the inconic 45,000-seat Great Southern Stand

The Warne children sit in the newly-named Shane Warne Stand emblazoned on the inconic 45,000-seat Great Southern Stand

The Warne children sit in the newly-named Shane Warne Stand emblazoned on the inconic 45,000-seat Great Southern Stand

50,000 people watched as the three Warne siblings closed the state funeral by opening the Shane Warne Stand

50,000 people watched as the three Warne siblings closed the state funeral by opening the Shane Warne Stand

50,000 people watched as the three Warne siblings closed the state funeral by opening the Shane Warne Stand

How memorial unfolded 

Hollywood star Eric Bana was the first voice at the memorial, looking back at Warne’s famous life, describing the ‘rockstar cricketer’s’ rise to becoming the King of Spin. 

Warne’s father Keith then offered the first eulogy, thanking officials for organising the event and helping bring his body home, before he revealed the family’s heartbreak at his devastating loss.

‘Our family loss of a loved son, a loving brother to Jason and a devoted father to Brooke, Jackson and Summer. And the world lost a much-loved cricketing legend whose feats on and off the cricket field will go down in history for all time,’ he said through tears.

‘Looking forward to a future without Shane is inconceivable. We do take comfort in knowing that Shane packed more in his life of 52 years, five months and 19 days than most people would in two lifetimes.’

Keith said he was a ‘special person’ who deeply cared for children, particularly sick children, and wanted to help as many as he could through his foundation.    

‘I remember I picked Shane up at Melbourne Airport when he arrived home after an extensive overseas test series. He asked me, ‘What’s been happening, Dad?’ As soon as I mentioned a little boy who had terminal canc had been hanging on, hoping to meet Shane, he had me contact the father and see if it was OK for him to pop in and say hello,’ Keith said.

‘We got the OK and went directly to the boy’s home. Shane stayed until the lad was starting to fall asleep which was a good two hours later. Then I drove Shane home to see his own children. 

‘This is who he was. This summed up Shane’s character as a man who took great responsibility in using his profile and privilege to bring good into the lives of people less fortunate than himself.’ 

Giving the eulogy, Warne’s father Keith said he will remember the spin-bowler for his ‘unconditional love’ and said their family will never be the same without him.

‘Shane said of himself, ‘I smoked, I drank, and I played a little cricket.’ Mate, your mother and I can’t imagine a life without you,’ he said through tears.

‘You have been taken too soon and our hearts are broken. Thank you for all you did for us. And for being such a loving and caring son. Rest in peace, mate. Love you, Mum and Dad.’

Warne's father Keith gave the first euology, thanking officials for organising the event and helping bring his body home

Warne's father Keith gave the first euology, thanking officials for organising the event and helping bring his body home

Warne’s father Keith gave the first euology, thanking officials for organising the event and helping bring his body home

Brooke Warne in attendance at her father's state memorial service at the MCG on Wednesday

Brooke Warne in attendance at her father's state memorial service at the MCG on Wednesday

Brooke Warne in attendance at her father’s state memorial service at the MCG on Wednesday

'Looking forward to a future without Shane is inconceivable. We do take comfort in knowing that Shane packed more in his life of 52 years, five months and 19 days than most people would in two lifetimes,' father Keith said

'Looking forward to a future without Shane is inconceivable. We do take comfort in knowing that Shane packed more in his life of 52 years, five months and 19 days than most people would in two lifetimes,' father Keith said

‘Looking forward to a future without Shane is inconceivable. We do take comfort in knowing that Shane packed more in his life of 52 years, five months and 19 days than most people would in two lifetimes,’ father Keith said

Warne's father Keith speaks in front of his children, ex-wife, close friends, family and celebrities on Wednesday

Warne's father Keith speaks in front of his children, ex-wife, close friends, family and celebrities on Wednesday

Warne’s father Keith speaks in front of his children, ex-wife, close friends, family and celebrities on Wednesday

Tens of thousands are in attendance at the MCG on Wednesday as the world says a final goodbye to the King of Spin

Tens of thousands are in attendance at the MCG on Wednesday as the world says a final goodbye to the King of Spin

Tens of thousands are in attendance at the MCG on Wednesday as the world says a final goodbye to the King of Spin

Dannii Minogue broke down while delivering a video tribute for Warne, saying to her late friend 'I miss you so much'

Dannii Minogue broke down while delivering a video tribute for Warne, saying to her late friend 'I miss you so much'

Dannii Minogue broke down while delivering a video tribute for Warne, saying to her late friend ‘I miss you so much’

The heartfelt speech by Shane’s dad reduced many fans to tears, especially whehn the heartbroken dad stumbled himself during the touching eulogy. 

‘Keith Warne farewelling his son broke me,’ tweeted one user. ‘So the first speaker at the Shame Warne Memorial is his dad, and he has me in tears,’ added another.

Aaron Bailey added: ‘What a magnificent speech by Keith Warne. No father should have to bury his son. What immense courage and dignity.’ 

Elton John then performed a pre-recorded performance of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, with Warne’s family and friends overcome by emotion during the song.

The iconic singer dedicated it to Warne’s children, saying he wished he’d been able to perform in person.

 ‘This song is in memory of Shane, probably one of the greatest sportsman ever. One of the most amazing Australian cricketers of all time,’ John said. 

‘It’s a sad day today but it’s not in some ways because his legacy lives on and he will live on through future generations because he was mesmerising, brilliant and loved to play cricket and loved life.

I want to dedicate this song to Brooke, to Summer and Jackson and to all the people that came out today. God bless you, Shane. God bless the family.’  

Warne’s former Fox Sports co-commentator Mark Howard then hosted a Q&A with a series of cricket legends – Alan Border, Mark Taylor, Brian Lara, Nasser Hussain and Merv Hughes.

The group shared stories of Warne’s larrikin nature, cheeky pranks and honest heart, with Hughes saying: ‘as good as he was on the cricket field, he was five times better off it’. 

Warne's former Fox Sports co-commentator Mark Howard then hosted a Q&A with a series of cricket legends - Alan Border, Mark Taylor, Brian Lara, Nasser Hussain and Merv Hughes

Warne's former Fox Sports co-commentator Mark Howard then hosted a Q&A with a series of cricket legends - Alan Border, Mark Taylor, Brian Lara, Nasser Hussain and Merv Hughes

Warne’s former Fox Sports co-commentator Mark Howard then hosted a Q&A with a series of cricket legends – Alan Border, Mark Taylor, Brian Lara, Nasser Hussain and Merv Hughes

Warne's close friends: former Saints star Aaron Hamill, AFL legend Sam Newman and actor Glenn Robbins share stories on the cricket star on Wednesday

Warne's close friends: former Saints star Aaron Hamill, AFL legend Sam Newman and actor Glenn Robbins share stories on the cricket star on Wednesday

Warne’s close friends: former Saints star Aaron Hamill, AFL legend Sam Newman and actor Glenn Robbins share stories on the cricket star on Wednesday

Warne's brother Jason then spoke about their childhood and relationship, noting the way they'd torment each other, the destruction of the Monopoly board and how much it made the King of Spin crazy he wasn't 6foot tall

Warne's brother Jason then spoke about their childhood and relationship, noting the way they'd torment each other, the destruction of the Monopoly board and how much it made the King of Spin crazy he wasn't 6foot tall

Warne’s brother Jason then spoke about their childhood and relationship, noting the way they’d torment each other, the destruction of the Monopoly board and how much it made the King of Spin crazy he wasn’t 6foot tall

Hussein revealed how Warne would torment his English sides with both his bowling and sledging, as they played a famous moment of the King of Spin taking the former England captain’s wicket during an ODI match in the early 2000s.

Howard then asked the participants what they would say to the 52-year-old if he were still there, cracking even the tough Border who spoke through tears of how Warne ‘revitalised’ his career.

Hussain thanked him for being a ‘friend’ and called him the ‘greatest bowler ever’, while Lara said he was always ‘honoured to be in your presence’. 

Chris Martin then performed an acoustic version of Yellow for Warne from a jungle in Central America

‘It’s true, we are going to miss you. Oh, yeah, it’s true. We are going to miss you,’ the Coldplay lead singer said.

Sports stars Greg Norman and Kelly Slater then offered video tributes for Warne from their homes in America, with the golf legend saying he was ‘one of the best human beings I have ever met’.

‘You are a wonderful, wonderful human being. It delivered so much to your friends, your family and to your country,’ Norman said.

Slater revealed him and Warne had become friends playing golf together, saying they’d joke about hair transplants, had fun ‘gulping’ together and described the King of Spin as a ‘classic guy’.

‘Thank you for letting me say a few words and Warnie, we will miss you and love you. You are a good man,’ the 11-time world champion surfer said.       

Dannii Minogue also recorded a video for Warne, saying she would miss his smiling face.

‘You are absolutely Mr Sunshine, you have always been so incredible to my family as so much love to you and your family from all of us and I miss you,’ the Aussie singer said. 

Warne’s close friends then hit the stage, including former St Kilda star Aaron Hamill who shared a hilarious story about his obsession with Netflix show Peaky Blinders.

‘He said, ‘I’ve got this great idea,’ as he always did. He said, ‘I’ve sent off an email to the producers of Peaky Blinders. ‘ He was a binge Netflix watcher. He loved it,’ Hamill told the crowd. 

He was up to be teed up to be on Suits at one point. He didn’t stop there. With his email, he can hunt numbers up in his own way. He got the email of the producer up there. Off he sent themail. ‘I’d love to be part of your show. I’m a keen viewer.’ 

So he did all that and he rang back and said, ‘I got the email back.’ I said, ‘Please, read it out to me.’ ‘Dear Shane, thanks very much. We love your enthusiasm, but unfortunately porcelain venears weren’t around in Birmingham in 1931.’ But we live your support. Thank you very much.’

The audience burst out laughing, including close friend Michael Clarke.  

Popstar Robbie Williams then dedicated a heartwrenching performance of Angels to his ‘mate’.

Popstar Robbie Williams then dedicated a heartwrenching performance of Angels to his 'mate', recording the song from his home in the UK

Popstar Robbie Williams then dedicated a heartwrenching performance of Angels to his 'mate', recording the song from his home in the UK

Popstar Robbie Williams then dedicated a heartwrenching performance of Angels to his ‘mate’, recording the song from his home in the UK

Williams said you 'seldom come across that kind of energy with people' as he did with the King of Spin

Williams said you 'seldom come across that kind of energy with people' as he did with the King of Spin

Williams said you ‘seldom come across that kind of energy with people’ as he did with the King of Spin

Warne's family and close friends watch on at his state memorial at the MCG on Wednesday

Warne's family and close friends watch on at his state memorial at the MCG on Wednesday

Warne’s family and close friends watch on at his state memorial at the MCG on Wednesday

‘Before you meet him you think he’s my mate. And then when you meet him you know he’s definitely your mate. He was kind, charismatic, funny, charming and a gentleman. I was looking forward to spending more time with him because you seldom come across that kind of energy with people,’ Williams said.

‘Everybody on the planet who have seen him play and experienced – I don’t know – Warnie being Warnie, thinks he’s one of us. Very few people on the planet can do that. And he’s one of them. A very special man. Very special talent. 

‘And that’s why I’m here today, to sing this song. God bless you, Warnie.’ 

Sachin Tendulkar, Glenn McGrath and Ian Botham then offered tributes to the spin king, with the Indian superstar noting his fairness to the opposition.

‘When someone batted well he was the first one to walk up to you and congratulate. That is how our friendship and respect for each other was,’ Tendulkar said. 

‘Warnie, my friend, I will miss you. I will miss you big time. You will continue to live in my heart. May your soul rest in peace.’

‘Warnie, there was only ever going to be one Shane Warne. You were magnificent, on or off the field. A magnificent advert for the game of cricket. You will never be replaced, mate. Rest in peace,’ Botham added.

Warne’s brother Jason then spoke about their childhood and relationship, noting the way they’d torment each other, the destruction of the Monopoly board and how much it made the King of Spin crazy he wasn’t 6foot tall.

He then shared a letter he sent his older brother in his youth, asking about ‘this girl Simone’ and admitting how proud he was to be ‘your brother’.

Ed Sheeran offered a final musical performance following Jason’s euology, performing Warne’s favourite song of his ‘Speaking Out Loud’.   

Source: DailyMail

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