Shane Warne was born 13 September 1969 and is a former international Australian cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the finest leg spin bowlers in the history of cricket. In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only bowler selected in the quintet.
Warne’s first cricket test match was in 1992 and his 708 wickets was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket.
Despite the inauspicious start to his Test career, Warne has since revolutionised cricket thinking with his mastery of leg spin, which many cricket followers had come to regard as a dying art due to its immense difficulty of execution.
For all his on-pitch and off-pitch controversies, Warne’s place in cricketing posterity has been assured by the fact that he has overturned the domination of cricket by fast bowling that had prevailed for two decades before his debut.
- Shane Warne held the World Record for most Test dismissals.
- Warne is credited with bowling the “Ball of the Century” to dismiss Mike Gatting.
- Took 5 wickets in an innings 10 times against England
- In Test cricket, Warne was named Man of the Match 17 times. He was named Man of the Series on 8 occasions.