Who doesn’t know Shane Warne? He is among the best bowlers, Australia has ever produced. His skills with the ball have made him one of the best bowlers in the history of cricket. This right-arm bowler has provided Australia the badly needed break many times. He has turned the game for Australia on many occasions. He is a bowler that is a nightmare of every batsman. One reason behind the success of Warne is that cricket is his everything, his passion, his love and his life. He cannot go about without cricket.
Since childhood Warne was an excellent cricketer. He was won on the 13th of September in 1969 to Bridgette and Keith. Both the parents were really proud of him. He did his grade 7th till 9th from Hampton High school and later he was offered sports scholarship by Mentone Grammar. In his final year, he represented University of Melbourne Cricket Club.
Shane Warne played cricket even as a kid however, he made an appearance in the domestic form of the game in 1990. He represented Victoria in 1990 and played for them till 2007. During 2000, he also joined Hampshire and played exceptionally well for them. Later in 2008, he became part of the Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League. He remained a part of Rajasthan Royals for about 3 years. In 2011, he joined Melbourne Stars and played for them till 2013. His excellent performance in the domestic cricket got him the opportunity to play in international cricket. He didn’t disappoint his team at national level nor did he let them down at international level.
Warne made his debut in the Test format of the game in January 1992 in a match against India. The match took place at Sydney Cricket Ground. He took just one wicket during that test match, his bad performance led to his drop in the fifth match of the series. He did not perform well during the first innings against Sri Lanka however, his excellent spell in the second innings secured in his place in the team. He got 3 wickets by giving away just 11 runs.
This leg spin bowler made played his first ODI match on the 24th of March in 1993 in a match against New Zealand and his last ODI match was against Asia XI on the 10th of January 2005. The last Test match played by Warne was on the second of January 2007 against England. During his Test match career, he scored 3,154 runs, bowled 40,704 balls and took 708 wickets. Likewise, he played 194 ODI matches in which he bowled 10,642 balls and took 293 wickets. His bowling average in the Test cricket was 25.41 and he managed to take 5 wickets in one match 37 times and 10 wickets in one match 10 times. His ODI bowling average was 25.73 and he took 5 wickets in one match just once.His best was 5/33 and in Test 6/71.