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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Shane Warne, the Spin Legend Retired from All Forms of Cricket

Shane Warne, the spin legend retired from all forms of cricket officially. He announced retiring from Twenty20 League, thereby ending the overall competitive cricket career.

In the year 2007, the 43-year old Shane Warne quit the Test cricket with 708 wickets. He had remained active in the domestic Twenty20 leagues. He was also the captain of Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) title in 2008.

After four seasons of IPL, Shane Warne signed up for the Melbourne Stars as a marquee player in the inaugural 2011-12 British Basketball League season.

About Shane Warne

• Shane Warne was born on 13 September 1969.
• He was popularly also known as the King of Spin.
• He was the Right-handed, Lower order batsman.
• His bowling style was Right-arm leg break.
• He debuted on the first Test Match in the year 1992.
• He took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals), which is a milestone just second to Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.
• His 708 test wickets created the record for most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket. His record was broken in the year 2007 by Muttiah Muralitharan.

Career Statistics

His Career Statistics are as follows:
Competition
Tests
ODIs
First Class Cricket
List A Cricket
Matches
145
194
301
311
Runs scored
3154
1018
6919
1879
Batting average
17.32
13.05
19.43
11.81
100s/50s
0/12
0/1
2/26
0/1
Top score
99
55
107*
55
Balls bowled
40704
10642
74830
16419
Wickets
708
293
1319
473
Bowling average
25.41
25.73
26.11
24.61
5 wickets in innings
37
1
69
3
10 wickets in match
10
n/a
12
n/a
Best bowling
8/71
5/33
8/71
6/42
Catches/stumpings
125/–
80/–
264/–
126/–

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