Unshaken Warne says he was very very lucky to have escaped death in Mumbai

November 28th, 2008 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Nov 28 (ANI): Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne returned home this afternoon, after escaping death in Mumbais Taj hotel where he would have stayed from yesterday onwards. He would have been here to participate in the now postponed Twenty20 Championship League.

Warne acknowledged that he was lucky enough not to be caught in the Mumbai terrorism attacks.

He captains the Rajasthan Royals Twenty20 team, while long-time friend and former Victorian wicketkeeper Darren Berry, who was also accompanying him, is an assistant coach.

They were in Singapore on Thursday morning, and were to catch a connecting flight to Mumbai, when they learned of the attacks. The duo soon abandoned the connecting flight and made arrangements to return to Melbourne. I wasn”t shaken, I”m not shaken now - I”m just thinking I was very, very lucky, really, The Age quoted Warne as saying.

He added: Im feeling for the people in India at the moment, over the last couple of trips … I”ve really embraced India, it’’s a great place to play. It’’s a strange sort of feeling, thinking a day either side and we could have been caught up in that - and who knows?. We”re just very lucky, I suppose.”

While both are disappointed the tournament is postponed, they accept the decision. When innocent human life is lost, cricket pales into insignificance, Berry said. (ANI)

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