Cricket Australia, on Saturday, has announced that the Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground will be renamed as S.K. Warne Stand as a tribute to the legendary spinner who passed away on Friday. Warne died of a suspected heart attack aged just 52. The saddening news put the whole world in shock as on the same day Australia also lost their legendary wicketkeeper Rod Marsh.
“The Great Southern Stand at the MCG will be renamed the S.K. Warne Stand in a permanent tribute to The King,” Cricket Australia posted on Twitter.
Warne enjoyed several cricketing feats at his home ground including the historic 700th Test wicket.
Following his international retirement, Warne continued to star on the T20 franchise circuit, appearing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and his home town Melbourne Stars in Australia’s Big Bash League. He guided Rajasthan Royals to their maiden IPL title in the inaugural season to create history.