Biography of Shane Warne:- Shane Warne is a former Australian bowler who was master of right-arm leg break bowling, he is World’s most stylish batsman to date, Shane is known everywhere from Melbourne to Los Angeles. The 6 feet boy debuted in the1992-93 season against India, since then he is the second-highest wicket taker ever in International cricket. Shane Warne concluded an era upon his retirement in 2007 after a satisfactory conclusion of Ashes 2006-07. Apart from cricket, Shane Warne is a professional poker player; he loves football and tennis more than anything only second to cricket.
Biography of Shane Warne
- Born:- 13 September 1969 (age 47), Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia
- Height:- 1.83 m
- Spouse:- Simone Callahan (m. 1995–2005)
- Years:- Team
- Bowling Style:- Right-arm leg break
- Children:- Jackson Warne, Summer Warne, Brooke Warne
Shane Warne was born on September 13, 1969, in Victoria, Melbourne. The leg-breaks and flippers of Warne amalgamated with the quick, bouncy, and straight deliveries were sweet and deadly simultaneously for the opponents, it turned the way Warne wanted it to.
Shane Warne had a life full of controversies, he was caught in scandals, match-fixing, and breaking the code of conduct by the intake of unapproved drugs. Still, he continued with the game and named one of the greatest cricketers of the20th century in the year 2000. He had the control and variety in his bowling that troubled batsmen on any batting surface, his hostile spells in Test cricket are worth watching. He managed to get out safely from every controversy and continued playing the game in one form or other for almost 21 years before retiring from all forms of cricket, either International or cricket leagues. There is still no adequate replacement found in place of Shane Warne in Cricket Australia. At the time of Warne’s retirement from International cricket, his absence was termed as the end of an era for Cricket Australia. Shane Warne continued playing for County Clubs and domestic cricket leagues including his few seasons in IPL and Big Bash League.
Shane Warne Stats and Records
In 145-match Test career of Shane Warne, he is the first ever to complete 700 wickets in the format and second-highest wicket taker in test cricket as well as overall. He is also the only player who scored 3000+ runs without a century; his batting average was 17.32 coming at number 8. The highest test score for Shane Warne was 99. His bowling average of 25.41 and 708 wickets in the format are supported by 37 five-wicket hauls and 10 ten-wicket hauls and the best bowling figures of 8/71 in an inning.
In 194 ODI games, Shane Warne scored 1018 runs with a batting average of 13 including only a fifty. In bowling, Warne managed to get 293 wickets with an average of 25.73 and only a single five-wicket haul. In 301 first-class games overall, Warne scored 6919 runs, 2 centuries and 26 half-centuries and a best score of 107 not out. The bowling stats are phenomenal in Warne’s overall first-class career; Warne took a record 1319 wickets with a bowling average of 26.11 and 69 five-wicket hauls, 12 ten-wicket hauls in the first-class setup.
Shane Warne played his first Test match at the SCG against India, it wasn’t an ideal start as Warne failed to impress anybody in the series. In 1993, Shane Warne was selected for Ashes squad and became the leading wicket taker for Australia in the series, it was the same series when he bowled the best ball ever witnessed in test cricket, the ball pitched on the right stumps of the batsman swung and clicked the leg stump. It was the first time he became famous, the rest is history.
In 1993, Shane Warne became the highest wicket taker in calendar years with 71 test wickets. In the next season, Warne featured in a home series against Australia, he took his first 10-wicket haul in the same series. In Ashes 1994-95, Shane was again the best performer for Australia, his 8-wicket haul in the first test proved the worth and class he had possessed. At MCG, his homeground, Shane Warne took a hat-trick removing the tail of English batting lineup.
He had few injuries and comeback during the period 1995-1999, his class remained impeccable and his attitude as violent as his bowling spells. In a home series against West Indies, Shane Warne got back his declining form with a 22-wicket spell in the series completing the year’s end with 33 wickets in two series. In a tour of India that was scheduled in 1998, Warne was the leading wicket taker for Australia in a losing cause. In 1999, Shane Warne’s career and reputation were faded by the spot-fixing allegations and his relations with bookmakers, it ended the streak. Warne did not play for a while due to injuries and spot-fixing allegations.
In 1999, Shane Warne was completely off-colored in bowling, before ICC World Cup 1999 his form was recovered and was picked up for the World Cup squad. During the World Cup 1999 in the sub-continent, Shane Warne landed himself in another controversial statement to a newspaper about Sri Lankan batsman for that he was suspended for two matches plus a hefty fine imposed on him. In the semi-final and final match against South Africa and then Pakistan respectively, Warne was at his best to finally crowned as the World Champions. In 2000, Warne became the leading test wicket taker for Australia. In the same season, Hampshire contracted Warne to play the summer season for them in English County League. In England, he was part of another controversy sending absurd texts to a local nurse that resulted in his removal from the vice-captain post.
1-Year Ban from Cricket
Days before the World Cup 2003, Shane Warne was tested positive upon taking banned drugs that Warne termed as “just a tablet”. After a year’s ban from Cricket Australia, Warne spent it as a vacation season, played charity matches, toured the world and commented on Cricket matches for Nine Network. After completing the ban in 2004, Warne was immediately selected for the test team that visited Sri Lanka in 2004. In the series against Sri Lanka, Shane Warne bowling figures reached 500+ becoming the second-highest ever in terms of test wickets. In 2005 season, Warne crossed 600 wickets in test career becoming the only bowler to take more than 600 wickets in test cricket. In Ashes 2005, Shane Warne broke the world record for most wickets in a calendar year plus he was man of the series in Ashes 2005.
Retirement and Domestic Leagues
Shane Warne retired from International cricket after the conclusion of Ashes 2006-07, in the same series Shane Warne completed his 700 test wickets, most by anyone at that time, now the second-highest overall. In his last game in International cricket, Shane Warne also took his 1000th wicket in International cricket.
Indian Premier League
Warne served as a captain and mentor for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of Indian Premier League in 2008. Under Warne’s captaincy and thanks to his brilliant bowling spells, Rajasthan finished their and IPL’s first seasons as Champions. In the latter seasons in 2009, 2010, and 2011, Shane Warne remained as a coach and captain of the team for four consecutive years.
Warne was selected as a senior player for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League season in 2011. Warne bowled economically in the season and conceded runs with the best economy in the tournament. He remained with the franchise for the next three seasons and retired from all forms of cricket in 2013 including the Big Bash League.
Warne, soon after his retirement joined 888poker and played International poker tournaments for the next two years, he played as successful poker player until 2015. After retiring from International poker, Shane Warne appeared in several adverts and celebrity shows. Warne is actively supporting children from his charity campaign “Shane Warne Foundation”, the non-profit organization exhibits charity cricket and poker tournaments for fund-raising.
Shane Warne Family & Personal Life
Shane Warne had some scandals in his career and afterward. In 2000, Australian Cricket Board removed Warne from vice-captaincy for his offensive text messages to an English Nurse. In 2005, Warne was again in the limelight for his extramarital activities in England while touring for Ashes. There were countless scandals, one after the other that resulted in separations of Warne and his wife. In 2006, a song named “The Shane Warne Song” was sung by Kevin Bloody Wilson. In 2010, Shane was seen kissing an English Actress named Elizabeth Hurley that caught him in another media frenzy situation. The couple remained with each other for two years and called off their engagement in 2013.
Shane Warne married to Simone Callahan on 1st September 1995, and has three children Brooke, summer, and Jackson. Shane Warne wife Simon Callahan is an Australian model; both parted their ways in 2005 after a fury caused over Shane Warne’s extramarital affairs in England. The autobiography of Shane Warne named “Shane Warne – My Autobiography” was released on May 1st, 2002.