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Australian Cricketer Shane Warne – Controversies And Interesting Facts About Shane Warne

Australian Cricketer Shane Warne
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Shane Keith Warne was an Australian cricketer who was born in 1969. The cricketer, Shane Warne, was 52 years old when he passed away. He was a right-hand batsman and leg spin bowler (right arm). During the IPL (Indian Premier League), he was the coach for the team Rajasthan Royals for the first four consecutive seasons moreover, he was also their captain. The Shane Warne first test wicket called a lot of attention and so did the Shane Warne controversies. Before getting into the Australian cricketer Shane Warne death case and controversies, this article will shed some light on the interesting facts about Shane Warne, Shane Warne autobiography name and other things.

Shane Warne autobiography name

Australian Cricketer Shane Warne

The famous cricketer was born on the 13th of September, 1969. His cricket career started in 1991 and lasted till 2007. He was one of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket, who made an appearance in 145 test matches. Shane Warne holds the record for taking 708 wickets in test cricket matches. As a batsman, Shane Warne scored around 3,000 runs in test matches alone with the highest being 99 runs, in a single match.

The Most Interesting Facts About Shane Warne

1. Shane Warne was 97 kilos during his first test match, which was against India. 

2. On the 26th of December, 2006, Shane Warne made a record of being the first bowler in test matches to take 700 wickets. Andrew Strauss was the 700th victim.

3. Shane Warne scored the most runs without a single century (4172 international runs).

4. Shane Warne was the first captain and Aussie legend to win 2008, IPL trophy against Chennai Super Kings.

5. One of the interesting facts about Shane Warne is that his jersey number was ’23’.

6. One among many Shane Warne controversies is that during the 2003 world cup, he was sent home after failing a drug test.

7. The Shane Warne autobiography name is ‘No Spin’, published in 2018.

8. He has taken more than 1000+ international wickets making him the second highest wicket-taker.

9. After learning the Shane Warne autobiography name, you’ll be surprised to know that he is a fortune teller! Or is he a match-fixer? He predicted that India’s world cup match against England in 2011 would be a tie and it sure was.

10. Sri Lanka and Australia test match series was named ‘Warne-Muralitharan Trophy to honour Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne. 

11. One of his eyes is green while the other is blue due to a condition called complete heterochromia.

12. After his retirement, he worked to help seriously ill and underprivileged children.

13. Shane Warne played an instrumental role for Australia in winning their 2nd World Cup title in 1999, bagging 20 wickets in 10 matches at an astonishing strike of 28.3.

14. Among some interesting facts about Shane Warne is that there is a statue of him placed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), this is where he was honoured with the state memorial service.

Shane Warne Controversies

There were quite a few Shane Warne controversies where he was involved.

1. Sharing Confidential Information

During the 1994 Australia tour to Sri Lanka, Shane Warne along with Mark Waugh, his teammate, were found guilty of exchanging pitch and weather report information for money to a bookie. 

2. Substance Consumption 

During the drug test that was conducted before the ODI series in 2003, the drug test came back positive for Shane Warne. After which he was sent back to Australia from South Africa. He claimed that it was a prescription drug and termed it a ‘fluid tablet’. He was charged with breaching the drug code and got banned from playing cricket for a year. 

3. British Scandal 

The vice-captaincy title was stripped from Shane Warne in the year 2000 after the text messages between him and a British woman were discovered. Despite being married, he indulged in ‘dirty talking’ and later accepted it.

4. Divorce 

Simone Callahan was married to Shane Warne between the year 1995 to 2005. They had three children. Several reports suggested that they were getting back together in 2007, but Callahan refused to get back together after she received a text message from Shane Warne which was actually intended for another woman.

5. Affairs 

Shane Warne and Liz Hurley dated for a small period but they split after Hurley came to know about his affairs.

6. Contract Breach 

Shane Warne signed a contract with Nicorette and was asked to stay away from smoking. But during his New Zealand Tour in the year 2008, he was caught smoking with a few other boys. This resulted in a dispute.

7. Denying Evolution 

one of the biggest Shane Warne controversies is that during his presence on a reality TV show, he denied evolution theory and brought up a lot of controversial talks.

8. Steve Waugh 

The famous Australian Cricketer Shane Warne called his former captain, Steve Waugh, a selfish player in 2016. 

Australian Cricketer Shane Warne Death

Shane Warne passed away on the 4th of March 2022 after having a suspected severe heart attack during his holiday trip to Thailand. On the very same day, his fellow cricketer – Rod Marsh also died. Shane Warne passed away just a few hours after paying tribute to Rod Marsh, on Twitter. Shane Warne’s body was brought back to Melbourne from Thailand after six days through a private airplane. 

At Moorabbin Oval, Melbourne on the 20th of March 2022, a private funeral was held for him. The funeral was attended by his parents, children, and his former teammates. The State Memorial event publicly honoured the Australian cricketer Shane Warne death on the 30th of march 2022. 

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