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Australia to say farewell to lovable rogue Shane Warne | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: More than three weeks after Shane Warne's death at a Thailand villa, his statue at the Melbourne Cricket Ground remains decorated with flowers, cigarettes and beer cans left by fans mourning the loss of one of cricket's most authentic characters. Australians will remember Warne at a televised memorial service at his home stadium on Wednesday, with nearly 50,000 people to attend the venue where the spin-bowling great captured his 700th Test wicket against Ashes foes England. Many will be seated in the southern grandstand, re-named the SK Warne Stand in the wake of his death at age 52. "He made mistakes and had a few hiccups but he was genuine about stuff," said Bill Patterson of Melbourne, sharing a drink with friends by Warne's statue. "He was just a normal person as well as ...