Jackson Warne has shown that he was impressed by the love and support offered to him after the sudden death of his father – and says that he is all right.
Big cricket Shane Warne died of a heart attack while vacationing in Thailand in March.
“Hello. I just thought I would come here to say thank you,” Jackson said in a message on social media filmed during a beach swim.
“Thank you to everyone who left a comment, liked the video, made the video, sent me photos of memorabilia, condolences, tattoos you get now from Dad, murals and artwork, his old signatures and all really.
“The last two months, when I just expressed your respect and showed how much he loves you guys, and how much you love him, brought a smile to my face.”
The passing of the Great Warn Test, Australia’s greatest ever goalkeeper, has caused shock around the world.
He was found unanswered at his villa in Thailand, and the tribute came from inside cricket circles and far beyond.
His son, 22-year-old Jackson, said “I am pleased to know that he has had such a positive impact on the lives of many people.”
“It’s pretty unrealistic and I just wanted to come here and say thank you and let you know that I’m fine,” he said.
“For the last two or three weeks I’ve been training every day, I’ve been swimming every day, and I’m fine.”
Friends and family said goodbye to Varna at a private funeral on March 20.
Just over a week later more than 50,000 people visited the MCG to say goodbye to the Australian icon at the state memorial service.
Former England captain Nasser Hussein, who was tortured by Warne during his career in 145 tests, was impressed by his exploits on the field.
Warne ended his career in 2007 with 708 trial goalkeepers and was named one of Wiesden’s five 20th-century cricket players along with Don Bradman, Garfield Sobers, Jack Hobbes and Viv Richards.
“The greatest cricketer who has ever played this game,” Hussein said.
“Incredible cricketer and guy.”
The large south rostrum at the MCG was officially presented as Shane Warne’s rostrum during the service.
Shane Warne was 52 years old.