Piers Morgan has called for his close friend Shane Warne to get a posthumous knighthood after the cricket legend’s tragic death on Friday.
Warne, 52, was with friends at a luxury villa in Thailand when he was found unresponsive on Friday.
Shane Warne’s friends performed CPR
His friends performed CPR for around 20 minutes before paramedics took him to the Thai International Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Morgan, a well-known English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality, is now calling for Warne to be given a knighthood after his incredible cricket career.
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He tweeted: “Shane Warne was the only one of Wisden’s 5 greatest cricketers of 20th Century not to be knighted.
“He wasn’t Mother Teresa but if Gavin bloody Williamson can get a gong then so should Warnie, posthumously, for services to cricket & charity. Make it happen @BorisJohnson#SirShane”.
Piers Morgan also took a dig at sacked education secretary Gavin Williamson.
The other four cricketers Morgan referenced are Donald Bradman, Garfield Sobers, Jack Hobbs and Vivian Richards, who were all knighted for their services to the sport.
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Warne is the second-highest wicket-taker of all time in Test matches, taking 708 scalps, behind only Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who snared 800.
He is survived by both his parents and three children.
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