A eulogy at Shane Warne’s state funeral at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium today presented by Aaron Hamill detailed how the cricket legend was an ‘avid Netflix viewer’ and loved Peaky Blinders
Shane Warne is said to have asked the producers of Peaky Blinders if he could do a cameo on the BBC hit show, but he was turned down because of his teeth.
The Australian cricket legend was given a touching farewell during his state funeral at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today, at which a eulogy detailed the 52-year-old’s hopes for a return. Peaky’s appearance.
Shane died earlier this month after suffering a heart attack while on vacation in Koh Samui, Thailand.
Retired AFL star Aaron Hamill told the crowd of 50,000 that the late cam was an “avid Netflix viewer” and that the Birmingham historical drama was his favorite.
The former St Kilda captain said: “He said, ‘I have this great idea,’ as he always does, ‘I sent an email to the Peaky Blinders producers. [asking for a cameo]. ”
But the producers reportedly denied the cricket legend, as Aaron continued: “So he did all that and he called back and said, ‘I got the email back. It said, ‘Dear Shane, thank you very much. We love your enthusiasm, but unfortunately porcelain veneers were not available in Birmingham in 1931.”
Shane was such a fan of Peaky Blinders that he even wore a flat cap in his later years, much like Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby character.
Shane’s family has accepted a state funeral offer from Victoria’s prime minister Daniel Andrews. His close friend Eddie McGuire presided over the ceremony and said ahead of the memorial service that it would be “one of the great events in the history of this city and country”.
Hollywood star Eric Bana was the first to speak at the memorial, looking back on Shane’s famous life, describing the rise of “cricket star” after which Shane’s father, Keith, offered a eulogy, expressing the heartbreak of his family at his great loss.
“Our family lost a loving son, a loving brother to Jason, and a devoted father to Brooke, Jackson and Summer,” he said tearfully. And the world has lost a much-loved ticketing legend whose feats on and off the field of cricket will go down in history for all time.
“” Looking forward to a future without Shane is unthinkable. It really comforts us to know that Shane has packed more in his life of 52 years, five months and 19 days than most people in two lifetimes. ”
Shane’s daughter, Summer, 20, stepped onto the podium after the proceedings, tearfully saying, “Dad will always be with us – just not in the way we had hoped.
“Dad lived 100 lives. You never take anything for granted and you make sure you live each day to the fullest.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/shane-warne-asked-peaky-blinders-26598316 Shane Warne asked Peaky Blinders producers for a cameo but teeth ruled him out