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A comedian has revealed how Shane Warne advised cricketers to do whatever made them happy before a game, including eating pizza, in a moving tribute to the man.

Comedian Glenn Robbins, cricketer Damien Fleming and boxing legend Jeff Fenech spoke about the late cricket legend on Seven’s talk show The Front Bar. 

They touched on his genuine nature, confidence, infectious winning influence and his ‘happiness’ philosophy.

Glenn Robbins said Warne had a great 'happiness' philosophy that impacted him, and appreciated the Aussie cricket legend's genuine friendship he gave

Glenn Robbins said Warne had a great 'happiness' philosophy that impacted him, and appreciated the Aussie cricket legend's genuine friendship he gave

Glenn Robbins said Warne had a great ‘happiness’ philosophy that impacted him, and appreciated the Aussie cricket legend’s genuine friendship he gave

Shane Warne (pictured, with ex-wife Simone) encouraged cricketers to eat pizza and be happy

Shane Warne (pictured, with ex-wife Simone) encouraged cricketers to eat pizza and be happy

Shane Warne (pictured, with ex-wife Simone) encouraged cricketers to eat pizza and be happy

Comedian Glenn Robbins, who befriended Warne, talked about overhearing his philosophic outlook he would use on fellow cricketers during tense cricket games. 

‘I remember when cricketers were having a bit of trouble and saying, “I’ve gotta take wickets tomorrow”, he would say to them “don’t worry about the wickets they will come”,’ Robbins said. 

‘Then Warne would say, “the only responsibility you have is the night before – do whatever makes you happy, eat a pizza, have a drink, watch movies all night, but when you walk through that gate, you’ve got to be happy”.

‘It’s such a simple philosophy because when you’re happy that’s when the good things happen.’ 

Robbins also spoke about the cricketer’s genuine care, how he would ‘look you in the eye’ and was one of the best people to talk to. 
"He was the most extroverted, the most popular, talking up the game

"He was the most extroverted, the most popular, talking up the game

Fellow cricketer Damien Fleming said Warne was ‘the most extroverted, the most popular’ player, who talked up the game, and had blue hair with plans to make it white in the early days

Fellow cricketer Damien Fleming mused on Warne's early days in the West Indies saying he looked like a 'slightly overweight Billy Idol' when he first met the king of spin

Fellow cricketer Damien Fleming mused on Warne's early days in the West Indies saying he looked like a 'slightly overweight Billy Idol' when he first met the king of spin

Fellow cricketer Damien Fleming mused on Warne’s early days in the West Indies saying he looked like a ‘slightly overweight Billy Idol’ when he first met the king of spin

Talk show host Mick Molloy asked former cricketer Damien Fleming to talk about what Warne was like to play with in the early days. 

Fleming said he started playing with Warne in the West Indies on a youth tour in 1990 and said when he first saw him he ‘looked like a slightly overweight Billy Idol.’

The former teammate also said he was ‘the most extroverted, the most popular’ guy who had blue hair and was trying to get it ‘white’. 

He said Warne had great belief in himself, worked hard on his game and also wanted be famous, so when it hit he actually handled it a lot better than others did.

Fenech said on TV 'he is one of the greatest friends, and greatest people I have ever met'.

Fenech said on TV 'he is one of the greatest friends, and greatest people I have ever met'.

Fenech said on TV ‘he is one of the greatest friends, and greatest people I have ever met’.

Jeff Fenech, who travelled with Warne, said he was an amazing friend and father to his son

Jeff Fenech, who travelled with Warne, said he was an amazing friend and father to his son

Jeff Fenech, who travelled with Warne, said he was an amazing friend and father to his son

Three-time world champion Jeff Fenech, who travelled the world with Warne, also opened up and described him as an amazing friend.

Fenech also revealed he had spoken to Warne’s young son, Jackson and couldn’t believe how much of a ‘mature young man’ he was. 

Molloy shared that no one saw Warne’s sudden death coming and said the spin bowler was ‘larger than life’ and will be missed by a lot of people. 

The television episode dedicated to the former spinner was aired in response to Warne’s untimely death last Friday in Thailand. 

A private jet carrying the 52-year-old sportsman, who died after a heart attack, is due to touch down in Melbourne Thursday following a nine-hour flight from Bangkok.

Warne is widely considered to be one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history.  

Host Mick Molloy solemnly spoke about the affects of Warne's sudden loss on the show

Host Mick Molloy solemnly spoke about the affects of Warne's sudden loss on the show

Host Mick Molloy solemnly spoke about the affects of Warne’s sudden loss on the show

Source: DailyMail

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