Shane Warne (Australia)

Shane Warne (Australia)

Australian Cricket Legend

Synopsis

Since retiring from Test cricket, the first bowler to achieve 700 first class wickets has concentrated on his charity foundation. Shane reflects on his career, from the ball that announced his arrival on the world stage to playing his mum in a lager commercial.

Biography

As the deliverer of the so called ‘Ball of the Century’, Shane Warne is regarded by many as one of cricket’s best ever players. Having described his own life as a soap opera, Shane has often been as notorious off the field as he has been imperious on it.

Shane’s illustrious career highlights have included a Test hat-trick, a Man-of-the-Match prize in a World Cup final and he has scored more runs than any other Test player without making a hundred. For his considerable achievements he is rated in the top five cricketers of the twentieth century.

As is often the case with great sportsmen, Shane Warne has been no stranger to controversy. His exploits off the field have consistently made headlines - one such act of ignominy earning him a 12 month ban.

His resilience was demonstrated when he bounced back from suspension to play some of the best cricket of his career. He took part in the best series ever played, the 2005 Ashes, taking 40 wickets and becoming BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.

Since retiring from Test cricket, the first bowler to achieve 700 first class wickets has concentrated on his charity foundation, whilst simultaneously finding time to indulge his passion for poker. After dinner, Shane reflects on his career, from the ball that announced his arrival on the world stage to playing his mum in a lager commercial.

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