Sports Australia adds new names to Legendry status of Hall of Fame
Shane Warne and Ron Clarke both received legend status from sports Australia. Leg-spin bowling saw significant change thanks in large part to Warne.
Ron Clarke, a top distance runner, and cricket legend Shane Warne have both been upgraded to Legend status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. It’s the country’s most illustrious sporting award. The highest athletic award an Australian can receive is the annual promotion of members of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame to Legend status.
The chance to recognize and commemorate Members who have excelled at the greatest level is provided by legendary status. Due to their accomplishments which are regarded as an integral part of Australian culture.
Shane Warne one of the top test bowlers of all time
Warne, who was inducted as an athlete member into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2009. He revolutionized and made leg-spin bowling more widely known than any other player before. He impacted the spin department by taking an astounding 708 wickets from his 145 Test matches.
One of the 120 initial athlete Members that were formally inducted was Clarke in 1985. His record-breaking accomplishments. Mainly the fierce determination, grace, and humility both on and off the track helped him establish himself as one of the greatest distance runners in the world. Which made him leave his mark on Australian sporting history.
Fellow Country Men’s Comments
Fellow Legend and Sport Australia Hall of Fame chair, John Bertrand stated “Shane Warne and Ron Clarke are the true definitions of Legends. Inspirations to all Australians. We are thrilled to announce their well-deserved elevation to Legend status within the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. They symbolize everything that is great about sport in Australia.”
Even Cricket Australia’s CEO, Nick Hockey, also quoted saying “As we continue to mourn Shane’s passing. His elevation to Legend status in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame is a fitting and appropriate acknowledgement of his incredible achievements as a player and his impact on cricket throughout the world.”
He further added by saying “Shane’s place in the pantheon of great Australian sportspeople is unquestioned and the status of legend sits comfortably with his accomplishments as well as the regard in which he is held by the public.”
Sports Australia’s Tweet
The announcement was made public through the official Twitter handle of the Sports Australia Hall of Fame. Where they quoted saying “145 Tests, 194 ODIs, 1,001 wickets, the first person to reach 700 Test wickets, one of 5 Wisden Cricketers of the 20th Century, the greatest of all time. Congratulations Shane Warne; The man, the myth and now the Legend.”
145 Tests, 194 ODIs, 1,001 wickets, the first person to reach 700 Test wickets, one of 5 Wisden Cricketers of the 20th Century, the greatest of all time.
Congratulations Shane Warne; The man, the myth and now the Legend.
— Sport Australia Hall of Fame (@sportaushof) December 4, 2022