“I’ve done my job” – Yupun’s Sub 10 Seconds – Island

No foreign cricket player can capture the hearts of Sri Lankans like Shane Warne.

Still, of all the heartfelt compliments paid to Spin Great on the island that helped him rebuild from the worst natural disaster in history, the late Spin Great was most impressed by the quiet moments of this week’s small village of Sini Gama. maybe.

In early 2005, at the request of Mutiamura Ritaran, Warn visited a seaside community on the south coast of Sri Lanka. This is one of many communities flattened by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

One of the most striking visions the 60 Minutes film crew captured during his visit was a 4-year-old Diriniwasana kissing Warn’s cheek while handing out food and toys.

On Monday, four months after the sudden death of the Victorian era, Dillini was in the same place where he met Warn 17 years ago.

This time she greeted her brother Jason, who was visiting the Foundation of Goodness. Reification of Shane’s contribution to the country.

“It was pretty emotional,” said Jason Warn, who stands in a small cricket ground built by the Foundation in the aftermath of the tsunami.

“We’re here for what Shane did in 2004. It’s great to come here and understand why he wanted to do it.

“From the footage that came out of Shane’s visit, there was a girl (Dillini) who kissed him on the cheek, you could see her very happy.

“She said she wanted to be able to say thank you again. It was very special to go there and meet her today.”

A spin legend who visited Sri Lanka in 2005 shed light on the destruction of the cricket grounds of life, home and goal, where Warn received his 500th test wicket in less than a year.

It caused a wave of donations from Australia, and his continued efforts over the next few years have not been forgotten.

Kusil Gunasekera, longtime manager of Murali, who runs the Foundation of Goodness, used the proceeds to build community facilities at 10 sites in rural Sri Lanka.

One of the graduates of the Foundation’s educational program was Rameshmendis, born in nearby Ambalangoda. In his offspin, he robbed Australia of four wickets in his first test last week.

“He was the first person to come,” Gunasekera told Shane on Monday, giving Jason and his wife Shay a two-hour tour of Sini Gama’s school, health, dentistry, and sports facilities.

“It went back and forth all over Australia because of what Shane did when he came in 60 minutes, and the way he presented the case.

“As a result, the Master Builder came, the Victoria State Government came, and we were able to get help from so many people.”

Since his brother’s death, Jason Warn has heard countless stories, compliments, and gratitude messages from around the world about the impact of leg spinners on the lives of others.

In the first test at the goal, a poster with the face of him and Murari was placed around the ground on the ground that helped the late Warn raise $ 1 million, 7 of Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winners. Members attended the commemorative plate presentation. play.

“It was hard not to notice that Warne’s portraits were everywhere on the ground,” said Mitchell Swepson, one of the few leg spinners to play test cricket in Australia since Warn.

“All the work he did for the Sri Lankan Tsunami Fund had a huge impact on the country, even in his cricket and outdoors. It’s to see how much they respect and respect men. It was great

“I’m not trying to be Shane Warne. He’s the best we’ve ever had … but when people asked me what to do, I gave him a bowl leg spin,” Oh, Like Warne. “

“It’s the mark he left in the game, he’s a legend.”

Some compliments surprised Jason Warn. In particular, the United Nations has announced that the Wildlife Conservation Grant will be named in honor of cricket players at the MCG Memorial Service.

“It can be hard to remember that my brother, who I had a little fun on the net, left behind such a legacy,” Warne said. “I’ve done my job” – Yupun’s Sub 10 Seconds – Island

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