The rationale this hits so exhausting is not simply due to his younger age, or his iconic standing in Australian historical past – it is that for the primary time somebody who outlined millennial tradition has been ripped away from us.
Like Kobe Bryant’s stunning demise in America in 2020, this can reverberate for a very long time — probably eternally — with an enormous chunk of ’90s youngsters who grew up glued to Channel 9 after faculty on a summer time afternoon, questioning how anybody may very well be as cool as Shane Warne.
We wished to bend it like Beckham and dunk like Michael Jordan however Warne was totally different. He was ours. He was somebody any of us may attempt to — albeit fail in doing so — emulate in our backyards and on pitches.