A bronze statue of Shane Warne has been created in Melbourne to honour his sporting success.

Travellers on flights to Melbourne will have a new landmark to visit in the city after a bronze statue of Shane Warne was unveiled.

Melbourne Cricket Club unveiled the statue in front of the Melbourne Cricket Ground to honour his services to the game.

Warne himself was on hand to display the statue, which shows him in the middle of preparing to bowl a ball, with his arm behind his head and own foot lifted from the ground.

“It’s a great honour, it’s a bit weird seeing yourself up there, but I’m very proud,” the sportsman said.

He joked that as the statue weighs in at 300 kilos it is close to his own weight when he played.

Some people taking flights to Melbourne with Emirates could be lucky enough to travel on board the new Airbus 380, after the carrier announced it would be serving the route with the latest addition to its fleet.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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