Man who mentored Warne passes away
Former Australia Test cricketer Terry Jenner, who mentored Shane Warne, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday.cricket Updated: May 26, 2011 00:49 IST
Former Australia Test cricketer Terry Jenner, who mentored Shane Warne, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday.
Jenner, who took 24 wickets in nine Tests in the early 1970s, died at his Adelaide home just over a year after suffering a massive heart attack.
“Terry passed away peacefully today just a month and a half after the anniversary of his heart attack,” his wife Ann posted on his blog.
Jenner served a prison sentence for embezzlement in the 1980s before going on to become spin coach at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide. There he was credited with having a huge influence on turning fellow leg-spinner Warne into a world class bowler.
“Working with Shane changed everything,” Jenner, who had struggled with the problem of gambling, said last year. “I was out there earning the respect of people and I felt like I'd redeemed myself for the downs I had.”