BBL 2022 | Twitter reacts to Melbourne immortalizing 'King of Spin' Shane Warne's legacy with rapturous tribute on 23rd ball
Shane Warne was paid tribute in a BBL 2022-23 fixture|
BBL 2022 witnessed a historic moment as spectators along with players paid tribute to the departed Australian legend, Shane Warne. Considering Warne used to wear jersey number 23, he was paid homage in the most fitting way as everyone in the stadium applauded the spin wizard on the 23rd ball.
Melbourne Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes are up against each other in match 4 of the BBL 2022-23. Batting first, Melbourne Stars posted a total of 183/5 as Joe Clarke blitzed a century. However, more than his magnificent knock, an emotional gesture from spectators and Hobart Hurricanes was the talking point of the game.
Australian legend Shane Warne was a part of the Hobart Hurricanes in the past and the team won everyone’s heart by paying tribute to the former leg-spinner. As Warner used to wear jersey no. 23, everyone in the stadium, including the players, applauded Shane Warne to give him a fitting tribute on the 23rd ball of the innings. The legendary leg-spinner's jersey was also retired by the Hurricanes in an emotional display at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Tribute to spin king
Big Bash League (@BBL) December 16, 2022
A permanent sign overlooking the 'G honouring the legend himself.— Melbourne Cricket Ground (@MCG) December 16, 2022
The Shane Warne Stand has a new sign, which was switched on for the very first time last night.
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The MCG comes to a standstill as players, umpires and fans stop at the 23-ball mark to honour the late Shane Warne. pic.twitter.com/0LYhKeSagK— Daniel Cherny (@DanielCherny) December 16, 2022
🗣️ "The ultimate competitor. Star power. Never beaten. Reliable. Accepting and caring. Infectious smile. The life of the party. Larrikin. Generous beyond peer."— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) December 8, 2022
Ricky Ponting's tribute to Shane Warne 👑 pic.twitter.com/ZuarLWTT4b
Nice gesture from the MCG crowd on the 23rd ball of the game for the legend who wore Number 23 for them. Shane Warne. #BBL12— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 16, 2022
Shane Warne tribute T20 game has 15 people at it as its an afternoon game. Well thought through..... 🤷♂️ #BBL12— Hutchy @Hutchy72@aus.social (@72nivek) December 16, 2022
Great gesture by the MCG cross and both teams after 23 balls were bowled. For Shane Warne.💚#BBL12— Ronald D Sampson (@rdsampson_25) December 16, 2022