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

Jul 23, 2013 13:03 IST

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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