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A minute of silence for Warne in Mirpur, Rawalpindi


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Before the start of the second T20I between hosts Bangladesh and Afghanistan at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla national cricket stadium on Saturday, a minute of silence was observed for renowned Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Rodney Marsh.

Warne, arguably the greatest leg-spinner to grace the gentleman's game, passed away in Thailand on Friday at the age of 52 while Marsh, 74, considered the best wicketkeeper of his time and an iconic figure in Australian cricket died in Adelaide earlier in the day.

On the other hand, The Australian and Pakistan teams paid tribute to the legendary spinner Saturday with a minute's silence as play resumed in the first Test in Rawalpindi.

The Australians are playing in Pakistan for the first time since 1998, having declined to tour previously because of security issues.