Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne passes away

Australian Cricketer star Shane Warne

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Shane Keith Warne was an Australian cricketer. He was a right-arm leg spinner and widely recognized as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history. He was picked out by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century in which he was the only specialist bowler who selected and the only one still playing at the time also.

Early life:

Born: 13 September, 1969 at Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Died: 4 March 2022 at Ko Samui, Thailand

Nickname: Warnie

Shane Keith Warne was one of the most effective bowlers in history. His success elevated as the almost-forgotten art of leg-spin and added variety to a sport that had been dominated by fast bowling. In 2006 he became the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets.

Cricket carrier:

Warne came to cricket relatively late in his teenage years, and his relaxed manner, bleached hair, stud earring, and fondness for surfing made him a folk hero among young cricket fans around the world.


Shane Warne’s test debut was against India at Sydney in 1991–92. In the 1993 Ashes series against England, Warne took 34 wickets in six Tests at an average of 25.79.

The ball was a perfect example of the leg-spinner’s art, pitching on leg stump and spinning viciously past the bat to hit Gatting’s off stump.

His top records:

Most wickets in a calendar year (Test) – Shane Warne picked out 96 wickets in 2005 which is a record that does broken till day.

First to take 700 wickets– He was first one who took 700 wickets in cricket history.

Most consecutive 4-wickets in ODI – Shane Warne also keeps a joint record of taking 4 wickets in an innings three times consecutively in ODIs.

Most wickets (All formats combined)- Warne’s total wicket was 1001 wickets across all cricket formats which is the second only to Muttiah’s 1347 wickets.

Second-most 10-wicket (Test) – Shane Warne had taken 10 ten-wickets in a single Test match is the second to Muttiah’s 22. Indian spinner R. Ashwin has taken 7such feats which is the closest to the current record of Warne.


In 2007 Warne has announced his retirement from Test cricket. He continued his cricket carrier on the club level until 2011. His international career totals admitted an unprecedented 708 Test wickets which was broken by Muralitharan in 2007.

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