Shane Warne died as he lived, leaving a hurricane of emotions and memories | Jonathan Liew

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He achieved greatness but never pretended to be perfect, and perhaps we all loved him a little bit more because of that

There is a scene in the 2001 Channel 4 documentary Shane Warne’s English Summer in which the Australian leg-spinner is shown in the Hampshire dressing room a few minutes before play is about to begin, wolfing down an enormous plate of chips. The interviewer suggests that perhaps this is not the nutritional regimen normally associated with the world’s top athletes.

“Well,” Warne replies through a mouthful of ketchup and deep-fried matter, “if I don’t have my chips, I’m not happy. And if I’m not happy, I don’t bowl well. A piece of lettuce or fruit doesn’t make you feel good, does it?”

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Written by Jonathan Liew
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