- Preity Zinta shared a post on Instagram
- “I learned so much about cricket from him,” wrote Preity Zinta
- Shane Warne passed away on Friday
Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, co-owner of the Punjab Kings IPL team, mourned the death of legendary cricketer Shane Warne on Saturday at the age of 52.
The actor took to her Instagram handle and posted a photo that shows her together with Warne. In the post’s caption, Preity remembered Warne by sharing memories of the legendary spinner.
She wrote: “So sad to hear that Shane Warne is gone. He was a magician on the pitch and such a charismatic and flamboyant personality off the pitch. I learned so much about cricket from him every time I met him during the IPL and lots of laughs.”
“He was an inspiration to many around the world. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP my friend. You will be missed. #Legend #RIP #Gonetoosoon,” added Preity.
Meanwhile, Warne, who died of a suspected heart attack, was one of the best spinners the game has embraced. He scalped 708 wickets in his illustrious career that spanned 145 Test matches.
The right-hander scalped 293 wickets and played 194 One Day Internationals for Australia. Warne was also an ace batsman, as he scored 3,154 runs in his Test career and amassed 1,018 runs in the 50-overs format.
The leg spinner was known for his guile bowling, taking a total of 1001 wickets. He became the first-ever bowler to reach the peak of 1,000 international wickets.
Several B-town celebrities including Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar and several others also mourned the legendary cricketer’s demise on their social media handles.