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80 cricket stars including Michael Vaughan, Allan Border, Mark Waugh bid farewell to Warne

Melbourne: Around 80 cricket stars including former England captain Michael Vaughan, Australian stars Glenn McGrath, Merv Hughes, Ian Healy and Mark Waugh attended a private event of Shane Warne to bid farewell to the cricketing legend, who died earlier this month. I died in Thailand. Warne, 52, was vacationing on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand when he died of a suspected heart attack.

His body was brought back to Australia on a chartered flight. Several former teammates and international stars were among those who bid farewell to Warne at a small private funeral here on Sunday. While Warne will be paid a full public tribute at his beloved Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) later this month, around 80 of his closest and dearest friends and family came to Melbourne on Sunday to bid him farewell.

A group of former Australia Test captains also attended Warne’s farewell ceremony along with Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Michael Clarke, who honored the Victorians, the ICC reports. A tribute event for Warne on March 30 is expected to attract huge crowds at the MCG, a venue where Warne delivered several stellar performances in his 15-year international career. Warne also took his 700th Test wicket on the field on Boxing Day in 2006, when he dismissed England captain Andrew Strauss and ended his career with 56 Test wickets at the iconic venue. He will be given a final farewell with state honors on March 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in which the general public will be allowed to come.