Indian coach Rahul Dravid paid tributes to both Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. Rahul Dravid said that both the Aussie legends will be remembered as long the game of cricket is played. While Rodney Marsh was battling for life at a hospital when he passed away on Thursday, Shane Warne died due to a suspected heart attack on Friday.
While the cricket fraternity was still mourning the death of Rod Marsh, the news of Warne’s demise shocked everyone. Warne was on a vacation in Thailand when he suffered a suspected heart attack. He was 52 years old.
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Grew Up Watching A Lot of Rodney Marsh: Rahul Dravid
While speaking in a BCCI video, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid paid tributes to Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne. The former Indian skipper pointed out that although he did not know Rodney Marsh well, he grew up watching him play.
“Very sad day for the game of cricket to lose two legends in two days. People who truly made the game what it is and truly loved the game is indeed a big loss. Our thoughts are with both the families, all their friends and may their souls rest in peace. I didn’t know Rod that well, met him a few times. But obviously grew up watching a lot of Rodney match and hearing a lot of about him”, Dravid said.
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Speaking about Shane Warne, Dravid said that playing with him and alongside him was one of the highlights of his cricketing career. Dravid and Warne played alongside each other during their stint with Rajasthan Royals in the early seasons of IPL.
“But I had the privilege and I really had the honour to be able to compete and play against Shane Warne. But more importantly, the real privilege of getting to know him personally and playing with him and alongside him as a colleague will be probably one of the highlights of my cricketing career.
“Just to get to know him personally, a lot as already spoken about him as a great cricketer and rightly soul. We all know a lot about that. But for me what will remain is just the memories of the friendship, of the times that we spent together off the field,” Dravid said.
As Long As The Game is Played, Someone Like Shane Warne or Rodney Marsh Will Always Be Remembered
Rahul Dravid said that Warne’s demise was like a very personal loss to him. He also said that Rodney Marsh and Shane Warne will always be remembered as long as the game of cricket is played.
“And just the ability to connect. I think even if u didn’t meet him (Warne) very often, he could make his feel like it was personal. It really feels like a very personal loss and it’s something that really hurts. It’s sad and I think that as long as the game is played, someone like Shane Warne or Rodney Marsh will always be remembered”, Rahul Dravid further said.
Rodney Marsh was a former Australian wicketkeeper while Shane Warne was a former leg spinner from Australia. Warne is considered one of the best spinners to date. With 1001 international wickets, Warne is the second-highest wicket-taker in international cricket.
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