Celebrate the life of cricket’s King of Spin, Shane Warne, when Warnie premieres 7.30pm Wednesday, 23 March on Channel Seven and 7plus.
The hour-long special showcases the highs and lows of Australia’s most famous cricketer, who built an extraordinary career both on and off the pitch, and whose death at the age of 52 stunned the world earlier this month.
In the documentary, Warne’s teammates, friends, and fans share their favourite stories and detail the never say die attitude that changed the game of cricket forever.
Glenn McGrath, former teammate
Matthew Hayden, former cricketer
Justin Langer, former cricketer and Australian Coach
Merv Hughes, former cricketer
Matt Comyn, Commonwealth Bank CEO
Tracy Bevan, McGrath Foundation Director
Mel McLaughlin, 7NEWS sports anchor
Magda Szubanski, Comedian and television personality
Danni Minogue, Singer and television personality
Warne was mourned across the country and the world when the news of his passing was announced. After the news broke, Fox Sports executive director Steve Crawley said: “He was The King, Warnie. He could teach you more about cricket in a half-hour commentary stint than any coach could teach you in a lifetime. He was a wonderful mate. A beautiful person. A scallywag. We loved him and he loved us. We will miss Shane every day.”
Foxtel Group CEO Patrick Delany said: “Our nation has lost an icon in Shane Keith Warne. And for us at Foxtel and Kayo, the loss is heavy.
“Warnie was the favourite son of Fox Cricket. One of our family. A once in a lifetime genius of our national game, on and off the field. A larger-than-life personality with charisma to spare. A colleague, a mate.
“The Fox Sports team are grieving at the news of Shane’s passing. Our condolences go out to his family and those closest to him. We have lost a giant. Rest in peace, Warnie.”
Warnie: Premieres 7.30pm next Wednesday on Channel Seven and 7plus