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Jackson Warne says he was moved by the emotional and touching tribute for his late dad Shane Warne at 2022 Boxing Day Test cricket

Jackson Warne is grateful for the cricket community who honoured his late father Shane Warne at the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne on Monday.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the only son of the King of Spin wished his fans a merry Christmas, especially for those doing it tough after a loss of a loved one.

‘I thought I’d just come on here because I wanted to firstly say I hope everyone had a good Christmas, spending time with your close friends and family,’ he began.

Jackson Warne is grateful for the cricket community who honoured his late father Shane Warne at the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne on Monday

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the only son of the King of Spin wished his fans a merry Christmas, especially for those doing it tough after a loss of a loved one

Jackson Warne is grateful for the cricket community who honoured his late father Shane Warne at the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne on Monday

‘I know for some people it was their first time without partners or loved ones which would have been tough. But I hope you found a way to try and smile and enjoy the sun in the company that you were with.’

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Jackson, 23, went on to share his appreciation for the punters who attended the Boxing Day Test on December 26 and wore a floppy hat and zinc – his dad’s signature Test match look.

‘I was actually at the game yesterday,’ he added. ‘It was really really cool to see everyone in white and it was just cool talking to Gilly [Adam Gilchrist] as well – with my Fox Cricket interview – in front of the Shane Warne stand and the Shane Warne Boxing Day Test was very special.

‘So yeah, just want to come in here and say thank you and I hope everyone has a good week and enjoy the sun.’

Jackson, 23, went on to share his appreciation for the punters who attended the Boxing Day Test on December 26 and wore a floppy hat and zinc - his dad's signature Test match look. Pictured: Adam Gilchrist and Jackson Warne

Jackson, 23, went on to share his appreciation for the punters who attended the Boxing Day Test on December 26 and wore a floppy hat and zinc – his dad’s signature Test match look. Pictured: Adam Gilchrist and Jackson Warne

Floppy hats and zinc, both synonymous with ‘Warnie’, could be seen all around the MCG, with even the broadcast teams at Channel 7 and Fox Cricket donning the thoughtful tribute items.

After Cummins won the toss and sent a roar around the MCG when he announced the side would bowl first, tributes flowed for Warne, who died in March earlier this year aged just 52; shocking the entire cricket world.

A video tribute featuring the Coldplay song ‘Yellow’ played around the ground for the first Test played at Warne’s home ground since his death. Warne was very close with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

'Shane Warne Boxing Day Test was very special,' Jackson added. Pictured here with his late dad Shane Warne

‘Shane Warne Boxing Day Test was very special,’ Jackson added. Pictured here with his late dad Shane Warne

Warne’s former teammate Simon Katich paid homage to one of the greatest characters, on and off the field, the game has ever seen.

‘He was true to himself. He was what he was and he didn’t try and be anyone else,’ the former Aussie opener said on Channel 7.

‘He was also the greatest leg spinner of all time. I also loved how respectful he was of our families and the time he gave to the kids and fans of the game.

‘He was so generous with his time, with charity, at the ground, and also passing his knowledge on to the younger generation. So, it is special to pay tribute to him,’ said Katich.

It was the most emotional start to a Boxing Day Test ever seen, as fans, players and family members paid tribute to Shane Warne

It was the most emotional start to a Boxing Day Test ever seen, as fans, players and family members paid tribute to Shane Warne

Warne died from a massive heart attack aged just 52 while holidaying in Koh Samui, Thailand, on March 4, leaving the cricket world in shock.

The 145-Test veteran took 708 wickets and was a figure than almost transcended the game. 

He left behind three children – Brooke, Summer and Jackson.

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