Shane Warne: Late cricket legend’s brother shares never-before-seen pictures in touching tribute

Shane Warne’s brother has shared intimate pictures of the late cricket legend in a touching tribute on social media.

Jason Warne took to Instagram to share an emotional message to Shane, who died following a heart attack in a Thai villa on March 4.

The cricket legend, who took 708 wickets in his distinguished Test career, was just 52.

“There are probably a few things I should finally own up to, I will finally admit you could beat me, occasionally, in a sporting contest and you may even of beaten me once at monopoly,” the post read.

Camera IconJason shared photos of him and Shane (pictured centre) on Instagram. Credit: Jason Warne.
Jason Warne shared photos from his and Shane's childhood.
Camera IconJason Warne shared photos from his and Shane’s childhood. Credit: Jason Warne
Keith and Shane Warne celebrate an Australian cricket team victory.
Camera IconKeith and Shane Warne celebrate an Australian cricket team victory. Credit: Jason Warne

“There is no way I would’ve ever admitted either of those before I got the worst news I have ever received on Friday (March 4).

“I know I used to put you on tilt and yes, I did do it on purpose sometimes! Inside I was laughing so hard as I knew I had got you again.

“I will also admit, all that crap you went on about being a big hitter and other sledges in golf did use to get me ……. again, this is the first time I have ever admitted it.

“I will even admit you were a better kick at goal than me, you just couldn’t kick over a jam jar.

Shane and Jason Warne.
Camera IconShane and Jason Warne. Credit: Jason Warne.
Shane Warne and brother Jason.
Camera IconShane Warne and brother Jason. Credit: Jason Warne
Molly Meldrum with Shane and Jason
Camera IconMolly Meldrum with Shane and Jason Credit: Jason Warne
Jason shared some never-before-seen pictures of his brother (second from left).
Camera IconJason shared some never-before-seen pictures of his brother (second from left). Credit: Jason Warne

“You always had a habit of trumping me too. I win a golf trip to Barnbougle and as you say congrats, have fun you let me know that a private jet is picking you up for a game at Augusta…. and of course you had your first hole in one on the 16th with a back right pin used on the 3rd day of the Masters….. and no pro ever has.

“It’s hard to get my head around that we will not get a chance to play golf again, argue over the best pizza again, see your eyes light up when I raise you in poker, and yes many were just because it was you, and you call gleefully knowing you have the best hand, see how angry you get when I hit the only card that could save me…… I could go on.

“I have and always be your biggest fan, well aside from Dad. I have been so proud of everything you have achieved in your life. Your reality was the equivalent of most people’s wildest dreams.”

Jason, Shane and Keith Warne.
Camera IconJason, Shane and Keith Warne. Credit: Jason Warne
Shane Warne and his father Keith.
Camera IconShane Warne and his father Keith. Credit: Jason Warne
Shane Warne with his parents A young Shane with his parents Brigitte and Keith
Camera IconShane Warne with his parents A young Shane with his parents Brigitte and Keith Credit: Jason Warne

Jason ended the tribute with the words, “I am going to miss you, Chief” and how proud Shane would be of his three kids Brooke, Jackson and Summer, saying “they have been amazing.”

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