在推文中, Andrews also said that the Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will be renamed the S.K. Warne Stand as a “permanent tribute” to the spin bowler, who was brought up in the Melbourne suburb of Black Rock.
Flowers, 相片, beer cans and scarves were placed outside the MCG and under a statue a Warne on Saturday.
与此同时, a moment of silence was observed and players wore black armbands in memory of Warne and former Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh
, whose death was also announced this week
, during Australia’s Women’s World Cup opener against England
During the match, leg spinner Alana King twice patted her black armbands after taking the wicket of Tammy Beaumont.
And ahead of the second day of the men’s test between Australia and Pakistan
, a moment’s silence was also held in memory of Warne and the victims of the Peshawar bomb attack
, which has left at least
61 人们死了和 196 受伤的.
In the crowd, fans paid tributes to Warne with signs that read “long live the king of spin,” “legends never die,” 和 “the magic will stay forever.”
“We only heard
(about Warne’s death
) as we were leaving the ground here yesterday
,” Australian captain Pat Cummins 说过 ahead of the day’s action
“We’ve just encouraged everyone to talk about it, to look after each other. Everyone’s worked through it differently. Everyone knew Shane, some people knew him better than others.”
Ricky Ponting, the former Australian test captain, also paid tribute to his former teammate on Saturday, 在推特上写: “We were teammates for more than a decade, riding all the highs and lows together.
“Through it all he was someone you could always count on, someone who loved his family, someone who would be there for you when you needed him and always put his mates first.
“The greatest bowler I ever played with or against. RIP King.”