Tendulkar reveals his 'final message' to Warne; 'Hope you are doing fine'

Former Team India captain Sachin Tendulkar gave a heartfelt tribute to the Australian legend Shane Warne, who died because of a heart attack. Warne passed away earlier this month at the age of 52. Of course, fans around the world are shocked and heartbroken.

Warne had previously been involved in several major competitions on the cricket field with Tendulkar and Tendulkar still remembers some of their previous battles. The two of them first faced each other in a match in 1991.

“We're playing a practice game against Prime Minister XI. And here's a burly, strong, blond guy doing leg-spin bowling. The focus is on the other bowlers, at that point I've been playing a few years in international cricket and the focus is on the rest of the attack. But Shane came along and made some great deliveries." said Tendulkar in an interview with former Trinidadian international cricketer Brian Lara recently.


Not surprisingly, the two of them have developed a close friendship over the years and respect each other off the pitch. Of course, Warne's death caused Tendulkar deep sorrow. He has lost one of his best friends.

“He was full of entertainment and jokes and those mini battles that we had, I realize it was not just the spin but also the swing that came naturally to him. He was a good golfer. I hate saying he was because we have to accept what has happened. For us, he will continue to live in our hearts," said the man whose full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

In the video posted on the YouTube channel, the 48-year-old admitted that the last time he met Warne was after the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in London. After that last IPL, Tendulkar spent time in London where the two met each other.

“I was happy to physically meet him in London but even posting that, I remember my last message to him was when he had a bicycle accident. I said hope you are fine, are you all right? He says no I just took my bike for a spin and it slipped and I got hurt but I should be fine. So my response to that – you can spin the ball however you want, but taking your bike for a spin isn't a good idea, guys. And he responded by saying he was on painkillers for 4-5 days and he should be fine,” Tendulkar added.

In addition to praising Warne for his humorous nature, he also paid tribute to the legend. In his career as an athlete, Warne has many proud achievements. He has played a total of 145 Test matches and scalped 708 wickets.

Warne even still holds the record as the second-highest wicket-taker in the world (Tests). Tendulkar also admitted to having many unforgettable battles with Warne.

“We have to accept what has happened. For us, he will live on in our hearts,” said Tendulkar.

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