Spin King Shane Warne likely spinning in his grave after new mediocre mulleted miniseries roasted online
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Australian cricket fans have been waiting with bated breath for Channel Nine's miniseries centred on the life of cricketing legend Shane Warne.
And, with the first episode dropping on June 25, it seems many saw their fears about the program become reality.
Warnie hit the airwaves and almost immediately left cricket fans disappointed and wanting.
Fans of the Australian fast bowler took to social media to share their thoughts on the new show, and the overwhelming consensus was that it was a bit of a stinker.
One Twitter user said: “I’m shocked I made it through the first 45 minutes, quite possibly the worst TV show produced by Channel Nine.”
Another added: “Shane Warne would have been embarrassed! And so should Channel Nine and anyone involved in this.”
Meanwhile, a third social media user went in for the kill.
They chimed in with a savage joke that was likely a little close to the bone for some Australian football fans.
The Twitter user said: "Warning to Perth viewers where Warnie is yet to air: It’s worse than the West Coast Eagles performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground yesterday.”
Even one of Warnie's ex-teammates weighed in to slam the series for their portrayal of his late friend.
“I was a little annoyed with the first voice-over bit of Warnie speaking about his life and how he got a state funeral and his attitude,” the former Australian wicketkeeper said on SENQ Breakfast.
“They didn’t have his attitude right. They made him out to be too cynical and sarcastic. He was not like that at all. “
Warnie's daughter Brooke took to Instagram to call the Nine series 'beyond disrespectful'.
“He’s only been dead a couple of months and for them to turn around and do this and think about doing some sensational thing, well, they should be ashamed of themselves," the 24-year-old said.
Sky News reported that Warnie's dad, Keith Warne, has also slammed the Nine mini-series about the life of his son.
Melbourne radio station 3AW reported that Keith is 'not angry, [but is] disappointed by the result'.
Shane Warne passed away in March 2022 after being found unresponsive in a Thai villa.
The cricketing star received a state funeral that same month.
The two-part series will conclude on Nine on June 26.