CRICKET legend Shane Warne joked he tried smoking 100 cigarettes a day to cure Covid.
The Aussie, 51, tested positive over the summer, forcing him to isolate and miss coaching The Hundred team London Spirit.
Double-jabbed Warne, a Sky TV cricket pundit who took 708 Test wickets, said: “I’m unfortunately not playing enough golf because I’ve got Covid.
“Don’t take this as any sort of gospel, and this is actually a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I thought if I smoked 100 cigarettes a day I could kill Covid.
“It didn’t really work and I ended up on a ventilator, so it wasn’t ideal.
“I had to have the ten days’ isolation — but I’m up and about now.”
The retired spin bowler’s claims follow numerous bizarre attempts to avoid the virus, including taking animal de-wormers or drinking bleach.
Artist David Hockney, 84, said last year puffing tobacco might protect people from the bug, a theory dismissed by experts.
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