Shane Warne is regarded as the greatest leg spinner in the history of cricket, Shane Warne is a former Australian cricketer. Hailing from the Upper Ferntree Gully, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, Warne is an Australian commentator.
He was a kind of a legend who brought leg-spin out from a dusty closet and made it an integral part of the game. One of the greatest bowling delivery in the cricket is regarded as the ball that bamboozled Mike Gatting in 1993. He was named in the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack twice and also been elected as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World twice.
Nickname: Warney, Warner, and Hollywood
Profession: Former Australian Cricketer
Career Turning Point: His “Ball of the Century” against England’s Mike Gatting in 1993
Height (approx.): 183 cm(6’ 0”)
Weight (approx.): 85 kg
Eye Colour: Light Grey
Hair Colour: Blonde
Date of Birth: 13 September 1969
Age (as on Jan 2021): 51 years
Birth Place: Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Zodiac sign: Virgo
School: Hampton High School, Melbourne Mentone Grammar School, Melbourne
College: University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Educational Qualifications: NA
Father: Keith Warne
Mother: Bridgette Warne
Brother: Jason Warne (Younger)
Coach/Mentor: Jack Potter and Terry Jenner
Address: Melbourne, Australia
Hometown: Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
About Shane Warne
The legend was passionate about the sport from a young age and got a sports scholarship to study at Mentone Grammar.
He had played domestic cricket for Victoria, Hampshire, Rajasthan Royals, and the Melbourne Stars.
Test debut: Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1992
Last Test: Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2007
ODI debut: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 24, 1993
Last ODI: Asia XI v ICC World XI at Melbourne, Jan 10, 2005
First-class debut: 1990/91
Last First-class: Yorkshire v Hampshire at Leeds, Sep 19-22, 2007
List A debut: 1991/92
Last List A: Hampshire v Gloucestershire at Southampton, Sep 9, 2007
T20s debut: Hampshire v Lancashire at Southampton, Jul 19, 2004
Last T20s: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth, Jan 16, 2013
Jersey Number: #23 (Australia), #23 (Victoria, Hampshire, Rajasthan Royals, Melbourne Stars, and Warne’s Warriors)
Major Teams: Victoria, Hampshire, Melbourne Stars, and Warne’s Warriors
Shane Warne IPL Team: Rajasthan Royals
Shane Warne Records
Warne holds the most wicket in a calendar year with 96 wickets
He also holds the record of most wickets(708) until December 2017 when Muralitharan surpassed him.
Shane Warne Daughter– Brooke Shane Warne Son– Summer Warne and Jackson
During his ODI captaincy between 1998 and 1999, he won 10 matches out of 11. this created a winning percentage of 90.91%.
Shane Warne Controversies
Shane Warne has been a controversial figure his entire career, here are some of the controversies in his career-
In 2003, Warne failed a drug test prior to Cricket World Cup against Pakistan, for which he was banned for a year.
Shane’s nude pictures with two 25-year-old models were leaked in the year 2006 following which his wife Simone filed for divorce.
In 2013, he was again banned for 1 year and a fine of $4500 was imposed on his for using unacceptable language and making inappropriate physical contact with Marlon Samuels. He also showed dissent to the Umpire during a Big Bash League Match.
He was also alleged for sending inappropriate text messages to an English Nurse during Hampshire in 2000.
Before becoming a cricket professional, Shane had also played Australian Football for the Under-19 team of St. Kilda’s Football Club. Shane Warne became a sports commentator after his retirement.