Shane Warne is someone that is one of the greatest players of all time and someone that has entertained the world for many years and he will always be loved by all the fans around the world. However, just a few days ago we all were shell shocked to the core when we found out that the legendary Shane Warne who was just 52 years old and living his best life was found dead in Thailand and the whole world is still coming to grips with it.
Shane Warne was someone who made leg spin cool again and all the young leg spinners who play cricket have him as their inspiration and they say that he is the one that brought them to leg spin bowling. His Rivalry with Sachin Tendulkar was a defining moment in cricket in the 90s which had more people watching the game. So, let’s look at the Profile Stats and Records of the incredible Shane Warne.
Personal Information :
The full name of Shane Warne is Shane Keith Warne and he was born 13th September 1969 at Victoria Australia and since very young he was into cricket and the talent in him was visible when he used to bowl leg spin and it was sure that he would be a great player. Unfortunately he passed away at the age of 52 from a heart attack on March 4th and this news has sent shockwaves around the cricketing world and still people have to sink In this terrible news. His height was 6 ft and this helped him in getting the ball to bounce and get more turn when he bowls leg spin. Apart from being the best leg spinner, he was also a very handy right handed batter.
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International Information :
He played for Australia from 1992-2007 and in all those 15 years he was at the very top of his game and he used to pick wickets anytime he went on to bowl and his dismissals are some of the most legendary ones in cricket history. His first test match was against India on 2nd January 1992 and since the first test match the talent was visible and his last test match was also on 2nd January and it was against England and it was at the MCG. His first ODI match was on 24th March 1993 against New Zealand and after 12 years on 10th January he played his last ODI vs Asia X1.
Career Stats :
5 Wickets in an innings
10 wickets in a match
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Second most Test Wickets in Test cricket history (708 Wickets)
Third most Player of the Match Awards in Test cricket history (17)
Most Test in Career without a hundred (3154)
Most Wickets in a calendar year (96 Wickets)
Second most Ten wicket hauls in a match in Test cricket (10 Times)
Third most balls bowled in career (40705)
Second fastest to 700 Test Wickets (144 Test matches)
Second most wickets taken stumped in ODI cricket (50 Wickets)
Second most wickets in international career (1001 Wickets)