Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne played an unlikely cupid for a man who has turned his eventful life into a hit stage musical.
Warne put his own spin on things when cabaret star Eddie Perfect proposed on Tuesday to his girlfriend of two-and-half-years, Lucy Cochran, the Herald Sun reported.
Perfect, who stars as the cricketer in “Shane Warne the Musical", popped the question by showing Cochran a series of photos of their cat, Moloko, with one-word signs around its neck.
The signs added up to a sentence. The final picture in the pack was of Warne holding a sign reading: “Will You Marry Me?"
“He was a wreck. I have never ever seen him so nervous," Cochran said of Perfect.
“He was more nervous proposing than he was here tonight (at opening night)," she added.
Earlier, Warne had thrown his support behind a musical stage show that presents a warts-and-all account of his controversy-laced career.
The bowler lashed out at the show"s producers when they announced plans for “Shane Warne -- The Musical" earlier this year, believing they should have sought his permission before proceeding.
But Warne said he decided to see the musical for himself before it opened in his hometown of Melbourne this week and was pleasantly surprised at the tenor of the production starring comedian Eddie Perfect as the wayward spinner.