Shane Warne

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Shane Warne

Born

9/13/1969

Birth Name

Shane Keith Warne

Gender

Male
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    • He is very good friends with the English batsman, Kevin Pietersen.

    • His last wicket in international cricket was of the England captain, Andrew Flintoff.

    • He is a huge fan of the St Kilda Football Club and wanted to play with them when he was younger. He has played for their 2nd's side.

    • He has scored the most runs of any Test cricketer without making a century.

    • He is 3rd on the all time list for ducks in test cricket.

    • Warne is one of the only four Australian cricketers to have been named in "Richie Benaud's Greatest XI" in 2004.

    • In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University for services to cricket.

    • In the year 1994, he was chosen one of the 5 Wisten Cricketer Of The Year.

    • In 2000, Warne was named by a 100-member panel of experts as the fourth of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century.

    • His first test wicket was of the former Indian captain, Ravi Shastri.

    • Shane Warne has the following deliveries in his repertoire:
      Leg Spinner
      Wrong un (Googly)
      Back Spinner
      Zooter (super back spinner)
      Flipper.

    • Warne has three children named Brooke, Summer and Jackson with his ex-wife Simone Callahan.

    • He is known as the world's greatest leg-spin bowler.

    • He was the second bowler to reach the 1000 wicket milestone in international cricket.

    • On 26 December 2006, he became the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets.

    • Warney holds the record for the most wickets taken by a bowler in a calendar year. The previous record held by Dennis Lillee was broken by Shane in 2005 who snared 96 test wickets at an average of 22.02.

    • Shane is famous for one of the best deliveries in the history of Test cricket when he ripped a massive Leg break to dismiss English batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball bowled on English soil back in 1993.

    • Shane is also no slouch with the Bat. He has passed 50 on 11 occasions throughout his Test career, and has been dismissed twice in the 90's. A great achievement for someone who is predominately known for his bowling.

    • Warney currently holds the all-time record of 659 for the most Wickets taken in the history of Test Match cricket, 75 ahead of his rival Sri Lankan spin bowler Muttiah Muralithiran.

    • Shane's best bowling figures are as follows. ODI: 5/33 and Test: 8/71

    • Shane Warne's nickname is Warney.

    • Shane recently won the Australian Test Player of the Year for his tremendous achievement throughout the 2005 Test season at the Allan Border Medal night.

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