Shane Warne begins final journey home to Australia


The MCG was the stage of Warne’s famous Ashes hat trick in 1994 and his 700th test wicket on Boxing Day in 2006 during his final series before retiring from international cricket. He was born and raised in Melbourne.

Warne’s family issued a statement late Monday describing the night of his death on 4 March as the beginning of “a never-ending nightmare.”

Additional reporting by AP

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