Australian great Shane Warne elevated to legend status in Hall of Fame
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Shane Warne, the greatest spin bowler the world has ever seen, has been elevated to 'Legend' status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.
Warner, often regarded as one of the sport's greatest bowlers became just the fifth ever cricketer to be awarded the most prestigious sporting honour that can be bestowed on an Australian sportsman.
Sir Donald Bradman, Keith Miller, Richie Benaud, Dennis Lillee, and Ron Clarke are the four Australian cricketers who were handed the highest honour in the sport from the country Down Under.
Here it is worth mentioning, that the Sport Australia Hall of Fame members must be retired for 15 years before being considered for elevation to Legend status.
The legendary Australian spinner meanwhile retired from international cricket in 2007, and hence he was eligible to be elevated to Legend status in the Australia Hall of Fame.
Expressing delight at Warne being elevated to ' Legend' status in Sport, Australia Hall of Fame here's what chair John Bertrand said:
"Shane Warne and Ron Clarke are the true definitions of Legends. Inspirations to all Australians."
"We are thrilled to announce their well-deserved elevation to Legend status within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. They symbolise everything great about sport in Australia."
Shane Warne, one of the finest spin bowlers of all time and a larger-than-life figure on and off the field, passed away at the age of 52 due to a "suspected heart attack'' earlier this year in March in Thailand.
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