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Private funeral held for Shane Warne

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Private funeral held for Shane Warne
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Shane Warne’s family and friends paid tribute to the cricketer at his private funeral in Melbourne on Sunday.

The legendary Australia spinner died aged 52 on March 4 in Thailand.

The private service at the St Kilda Football Club ground was attended by about 80 people, including former Australia captains Michael Clarke and Allan Border.

Warne was a lifelong fan of the AFL side and his hearse completed a lap of honour at the ground.

Warne’s three children, Brooke, Summer and Jackson, led mourners at the service.

Former team-mate Glenn McGrath and ex-England captain Michael Vaughan were also in attendance.

A state funeral will be held for Warne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 30.

Leg-spinner Warne is widely considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

He took 708 wickets – the second most of all time – in 145 Tests across a stellar 15-year international career for Australia. (BBC)