Australia's legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne described the COVID-19 infection as 'a bit like hangover'. The 52-year-old had tested positive for coronavirus following his stint as London Spirit coach in The Hundred. Warne had self-isolated on August 1.
The Aussie, who captained the Rajasthan Royals to their first and only IPL trophy. said that there came a stage where he had to be put on a ventilator. "It wasn't for anything serious," Warne said.
"It was a bit like a hangover, I had a pounding headache. The first couple of days, when I tested positive, I just had a thumping headache and I had one day where I had the shivers, but (was) sweating, like when you have the flu," Warne told The Herald Sun.
Warne added that he was double vaccinated.
"I lost a bit of sense of taste for a few days, but after three or four days I was fine. I have apparently got the holy grail. I have been double vaccinated and I have had COVID-19, so I am meant to be absolutely fine now," the Australian said.
The 52-year-old further said that he did not suffer from any extreme ramifications of COVID-19.
"It wasn't because I could not breathe, or anything like that, it was basically a special ventilator that I was trialling to make sure there were no longer-lasting effects that COVID would have on me," he said. "I have been fine, I have been able to run, I have been able to do everything. I have been absolutely fine," he said.
Shane Warne had started feeling unwell ahead of London Spirit's game versus Southern Brave. He along with another member of the Spirits support staff had entered self-isolation.