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Shane Warne's kids Jackson and Brooke open up about their famous dad

Shane Warne's kids Jackson and Brooke open up about their famous dad

There’s no doubt Shane Warne is an Australian legend, and his family can attest to that also.

But for his three children, Brooke, Jackson and Summer Warne, it doesn’t matter that their father is the iconic leg spinner that was a headline magnet for his sporting prowess and phenomenal talent for a number of years before retirement – he’s just always been dad to them.

And for 20-year-old Jackson, he admitted following in his father’s footsteps and forging his own cricket career never “interested” him.

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In a new interview with news.com.au, the sport star’s son opened up about struggling with pressure to be as successful as his father, confessing he wasn’t “that good” at cricket.

“I played one year when I was at school, and in one of the games it got in the newspaper and made some articles,” Jackson explained.

“The whole pressure factor … I could never be that good, I could never try to be that good.

“The pressure and expectations … I just was not really interested.”

“But when we were going through school, it didn’t matter what we wanted to do, Dad just wanted us to be happy," Jackson added. 

Shane, 49, played cricket for Australia and all over the world for almost two decades before retiring from the sport.

Despite the fact Jackson and his family get recognised anywhere they go when their dad is in tow, he and his siblings only ever viewed him as “just dad".

“I think I speak for Brooke, Summer and myself, we don’t see him as anyone else other than just our dad,” Jackson said.

“We don’t see him as a legend. All the names people call him, we just see him like our dad and that’s it.

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“We don’t feel privileged. He does what every dad loves to do,” Jackson explained. 

Currently, the Aussie legend commentates on the sport and is gearing up for the hugely anticipated 2019 Cricket World Cup for Fox Cricket.

“He commentates so real and natural, he just knows what he’s talking about,” Brooke said.

“I think when we were little we didn’t appreciate how much of a legend he actually was and how much he did.

“It’s only recently, the past two years or so, we’ve started to realise, he’s bloody good. He changed sport completely.

“So now when we watch on TV, we’re so proud of him. He’s bloody awesome," Brooke proudly shared.