Shane Warne

Australian Cricketer
Born Sep 13, 1969

Shane Keith Warne is an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers in the history of the game. In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. He is also a cricket commentator and a professional poker player.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Shane Warne.


1969 Birth Shane Warne was born to Keith and Bridgette Warne on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, a suburb of outer Melbourne. … Read More
1976 6 Years Old …  Furthermore, from 1976 until the early 1990s, the West Indies had lost only one (ill-tempered and controversial) Test series with a bowling attack almost exclusively comprising fast bowlers. … Read More


1983 13 Years Old His first representative honours came when in 1983/84 season he represented University of Melbourne Cricket Club in the then Victorian Cricket Association under 16 Dowling Shield competition. … Read More
1987 17 Years Old During the cricket offseason in 1987 Warne played five games of Australian rules football for the St Kilda Football Club's under 19 team.
1988 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1988 Warne once again played for the St Kilda Football Club's under 19 team before being upgraded to the reserves team, one step below professional level.


1990 20 Years Old He was later chosen to train at the AIS Australian Cricket Academy in 1990 in Adelaide.
Warne joined English team Accrington Cricket Club in 1991. … Read More
The committee at Accrington Cricket Club decided not to re-engage him for the 1992 Lancashire League season as he was not seen to be good enough.
1993 - 1998 7 More Events
Warne did not play international cricket again until the fifth Test of the Ashes series in Australia in January 1999, suffering a shoulder injury. … Read More


…  In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, the only specialist bowler selected in the quintet and the only one still playing at the time. … Read More
2001 31 Years Old In the northern summer of 2001, Warne made his third Ashes tour and took 31 wickets in the five-Test series, which Australia won 4–1. … Read More
Warne was again the leading wicket-taker when Australia played a three-Test series in South Africa in February and March 2002, with 20 dismissals. … Read More
In February 2003, a day before the start of the World Cup, Warne was sent home after a drug test during a one-day series in Australia returned a positive result for a banned diuretic. … Read More
2004 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Warne returned to competitive cricket following his ban in February 2004. … Read More
On 11 August 2005 at Old Trafford, in the Third Ashes Test, he became the first bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets, at a time when he separated with his wife at the time.
Warne began his 2006/07 Ashes campaign with an indifferent Test in Brisbane and a poor first innings showing in Adelaide. … Read More
2007 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Warne took over from Ally McCoist as a team captain on the BBC television sports quiz A Question of Sport in September 2007. … Read More


2010 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The program debuted on 24 November 2010, with Warne interviewing James Packer. … Read More
2011 41 Years Old Hurley and Warne's engagement was confirmed in late 2011. On 17 December 2013, WHO Magazine reported that the couple had "called off" their engagement. … Read More
He officially retired from all formats in July 2013. … Read More
2014 44 Years Old In July 2014, he captained the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.
2016 46 Years Old In February 2016 Warne stated, while appearing on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, that he does not believe in the scientific theory of evolution, and that he thinks humans have descended from "aliens". … Read More
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