Shane Warne’s daughter Brooke makes a ‘very special’ visit to honour her father

Aug 25, 2022
Brooke visited the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester to remember Shane. Source: Getty

Shane Warne’s eldest daughter Brooke Warne has paid a “very special” tribute to the cricket great five months after his tragic death on March 4.

Taking to Instagram the 25-year-old shared a snap of her visiting the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester to remember one of her father’s career milestones.

In the photo, Brooke is smiling at the camera, arms spread wide open with the cricket ground behind her.

“Old Trafford Cricket Ground holds a very special place in my family’s and my heart,” Brooke captioned the photo.

“It was very special to be able to visit the ground where the Ball of The Century took place as well as Dad’s 600th Wicket.”

Brooke’s followers were moved by her post and were quick to share their favorite memories of her father.

“My local ground, saw your dad take his 600th wicket there as well as his 700th in Melbourne, felt so privileged being at both. Glad you have great memories and have been looked after for your visit.”

“Watched your Dad play there. He turned it around for the Aussie. Our local test ground heading there today to watch the second test. So many fond memories. With love and thoughts.”

“Our only 50 mins away where your dad use to play for Accrington cricket club in Lancashire league. Have great memories playing with him that year.”

Since his death, Brooke and her two siblings, Summer and Jackson, have kept the King of Spin’s memory alive by regularly paying tribute to their father on social media.

Earlier this month Jackson reflected on the life lessons his father had taught him, while Summer shared childhood photos alongside a caption that read “miss your smiley face every day Dad”.

Warne’s death sent shockwaves through the cricket world after news broke that the “King of Spin” had passed away at just 52 years old after suffering from a heart attack while on holiday in Koh Samui, Thailand.

Warne was widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, played his first Test match in 1992 and took over 1,000 wickets in Tests and One-Day Internationals over the course of his career. Warne’s 708 Test wickets from 145 tests was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket until 2007.

Over 50,000 people gathered at his state funeral at Melbourne’s Cricket Ground (MCG) to pay their respects on March 30.

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