Shane Warne
Shane Warne in a file shot.

Shane Warne had expressed his desire to become England coach weeks before his death, following the resignation of Chris Silverwood following Australia’s 4-0 Ashes success.

Ricky Ponting, a former Australia captain, believes Shane Warne would have been a “terrific” England coach because of his extensive cricket expertise. Chris Warne had spoken in friends about his ambition to become England coach weeks before his untimely death from a suspected heart attack while on vacation in Thailand following the axing of Chris Silverwood following Australia’s 4-0 Ashes victory.

“His (Warne’s) love and expertise of the game are very inspiring. When I was a kid, I wanted him to be my coach. I believe someone like Warne would have done an excellent job leading the England cricket team “Isa Guha, a fellow broadcaster on ‘The ICC Review,’ was the first to hear about it.

“Having him gone will be a major loss to the sport. Simply put, I believe we will all miss his commentary and the insights he provided through it, regardless of whether he had done any teaching.” It’s safe to say that Ponting and Warne did not discuss Warne’s desire to lead England during their 15 years of international cricket together. “In order to avoid my intervention, he didn’t (address this issue with me).

“I believe he had a good sense of what to and what not to say to me. There is no doubt in my mind that he would have been a fantastic coach “The batting legend said this.

Warne’s ambition to coach England was confirmed by Guha herself.

According to Guha’s ‘News Corp’ column, Warne had suggested it to her.

He asked me a question the last time I saw him in person: ‘Hey Ish! What are you doing?'” I’d want to apply for the England position, what do you think?’ He really meant it when he said that “Guha wrote

This was Warne’s second Indian Premier League victory, having previously coached and captained the Royals to the title in 2008. He was also the head coach of the London Spirit, a Hundred franchise.

He’s done part of it in The Hundred (with the London Spirit), but Ponting believes that Shane Warne would have done an excellent job as England’s new captain.

“He didn’t seem to have forgotten anything. When he had something to say, he made sure to get it out there in a way that was both creative and effective.

“An educational purpose was served. As he was, he was that way. Through his commentary, he served as a great teacher for those who listened to him.” There have been numerous unpleasant situations and controversies in Warne’s career, but one of the lowest points came just days before the legendary 2005 Ashes series when he had to deal with his shattered marriage with then-wife Simone Callahan.

In 2005, the couple divorced after 10 years of marriage. In spite of this, Warne returned to take 40 wickets and finish fifth in Australia’s 1-2 defeat.

“Not only was I concerned about his cricket, but also about his personal life and where he lived. I just wanted to double-check that everything was all right “Ponting had a recollection of the incident.

“I was eventually able to talk to him over breakfast. ‘Mate, what are you talking about?’ he asked. I’ll take care of everything, and I promise that when the first ball of the first Test is bowled, you won’t even be aware that anything is amiss.

He had the best series of his entire career, not just with the ball, but also with the bat.

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