Shane Warne

Cricketer Shane Warne

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.
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Zac Goldsmith's tax tears almost invoke sympathy for the super-rich
Guardian (UK) - about 2 years
John Crace’s digested week: from Shane Warne’s evolutionary exclamations and brainbox Prince George to Boriswatch and San Fran riff-raff Monday With a ball in his hand, Shane Warne was a genius. Without one, rather less so. On the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, the former Test leg-spinner appeared to cast doubt on the theory of evolution by asking the dancer, Bonny Lythgoe – no me, neither – why, if humans had evolved from monkeys, hadn’t monkeys managed to evolve as well. Warne then observed that it must be because humans came from aliens. No wonder Liz Hurley fell for him. Continue reading...
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'I'm saying we started from aliens' – Shane Warne casts doubt on evolution
Guardian (UK) - about 2 years
On reality show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, former Australian cricketer asks if humans evolved from monkeys, why haven’t today’s monkeys evolved? Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has cast doubt on the theory of evolution, observing that if all humans really did evolve from monkeys, “then why haven’t those ones [monkeys today] evolved?” He offered his own view – that extraterrestrials intervened in the process – during Monday’s episode of the Australian series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Continue reading...
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Australia mull two spinners for Sydney test v Windies
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A painful ankle injury to paceman Peter Siddle and the impressive pace of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has boosted Australia's chances of playing two specialist spinners on home soil for the first time in a decade. Having defeated West Indies in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, Australia host the third and final test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the nation's only wicket that could be called 'spin-friendly'. The SCG hosted Australia's last two-pronged spin assault on a home wicket, when legspinners Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill teamed up in a 2006 defeat of South Africa.
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It's cricket's turn at bat at Dodger Stadium, where all-stars will play
LATimes - over 2 years
It was almost a year ago that Shane Warne picked up the phone to call his friend in India. As one of the top cricketers in history, the Australian had an idea he wanted to share with another great from the sport, Sachin Tendulkar. "We are both very passionate about the game," Warne said. "And we...
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Cricket-Johnson revived as Australia bid to wrap up series
Yahoo News - over 2 years
By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Nov 11 (Reuters) - A rejuvenated Mitchell Johnson needs only one victim to become Australia's third-highest test wicket-taker but will hope for a bigger haul at his home ground in Perth, where New Zealand will be fighting to keep the three-match series alive. The mercurial left-armer's four wickets in the 208-run thrashing in Brisbane took him level with fellow paceman Brett Lee on 310 wickets and behind only fast bowling great Glenn McGrath (563) and inimitable legspinner Shane Warne (708). Johnson revealed during the Gabba test he had come through another period of introspection in the wake of Australia's 3-2 Ashes series loss this year as he approached his 34th birthday.
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Cricket-Luring U.S. fans the target for All-Stars
Yahoo News - over 2 years
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Forget, for the moment, the sight of hard-hitting New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy blasting home runs at Citi Field or Los Angeles pitching ace Clayton Kershaw hurling his lethal fastball at Dodger Stadium. Picture instead the image of Shane Warne ripping a big-spinning leg-break to claim a wicket or master batsman Sachin Tendulkar unleashing a trademark straight drive for four runs at one of the iconic baseball stadiums in the United States. This is what cricket fans can expect over the next eight days when Australian Warne and Indian Tendulkar, as opposing captains, renew their legendary rivalry in three Twenty20 matches involving some of the sport's best ever practitioners.
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Shane Warne brings cricket to America
CNN - over 2 years
Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar are bringing the Cricket All-Stars Series 2015 to the United States.
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Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne Sell Cricket to New Yorkers
NYTimes - over 2 years
Tendulkar and Warne, two of the world’s best cricket players, will lead teams of retired cricketers in three exhibitions in the United States, including one on Saturday at Citi Field.
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Shane Warne warns no Kevin Pietersen spells whitewash this summer for England
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 3 years
Shane Warne warned England they face losing all seven Tests this summer following the decision to rule out a Kevin Pietersen comeback.
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Shane Warne backs Alex Hales to replace Jonathan Trott for England
Dispatch - almost 3 years
Australia legend Shane Warne believes Alex Hales is the man to replace Jonathan Trott at the top of the England batting-order.
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Former cricketer, commentator Benaud has private funeral
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
SYDNEY (AP) — A private funeral service attended by ex-players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell was held Wednesday for former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud.
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Cricket great Shane Warne slammed for drinking comments
CNN - almost 3 years
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Captain Clarke could have played WC opener, says Warne
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Melbourne, Feb 13 (IANS) Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne Friday said Australian captain Michael Clarke is fitter than he has been in the last five years and should have been picked for Australia's World Cup opener against England Saturday. Warne said the 33-year-old Clarke is "ready to go" for the 14-nation quadrennial tournament in the Antipodes. Cricket Australia (CA) did not want to risk him by rushing him to play against England in the opener but Warne feels otherwise.
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Billy Ray Cyrus Releases “Achy Breaky Heart” Rap Video Complete With ... - Idolator: All About The Music
Google News - about 4 years
Idolator: All About The Music Billy Ray Cyrus Releases “Achy Breaky Heart” Rap Video Complete With ... Idolator: All About The Music Billy Ray Cyrus has come good on his threat to release a hip hop version of his 1992 mega-hit “Achy Breaky Heart”. A collaboration with rapper Buck 22, the track — now called “Achy Breaky 2″ — features snippets of the country classic interspersed with bad ... Nothing Will Prepare You for Billy Ray Cyrus' 'Achy Breaky Heart' SequelABC News (blog) Shane Warne pens his own Achy Breaky Heart as Billy Ray Cyrus song gets re ...Sydney Morning Herald Billy Ray Cyrus puts hip-hop spin on 'Achy Breaky Heart' revampSan Francisco Chronicle (blog) Hollywood News Daily -Extra -USA TODAY all 275 news articles »
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Elizabeth Hurley: I Did Not Have Sex With Bill Clinton!
The Hollywood Gossip - about 4 years
Elizabeth Hurley is emphatically denying a report that she had an affair with Bill Clinton while he was U.S. President and she was dating Hugh Grant. The 48-year-old actress implied to her Twitter followers that she was considering legal action over the spurious reports originally made by Radar Online. “Ludicrously silly stories about me & Bill Clinton,” she wrote. “Totally untrue. In the hands of my lawyers. Yawn.” Elizabeth Hurley-Bill Clinton Affair The celebrity gossip site, in reporting the story, cited audio footage from Hurley’s rumored ex-lover, Black Hawk Down star Tom Sizemore, talking about it. Not only did Sizemore discuss in detail how Elizabeth Hurley and Bill Clinton had a love affair, he says he set the two of them up back in 1998. Sizemore also alleged that he personally enjoyed a three-year affair with Liz Hurley while she was engaged to Hugh Grant in the early 1990s. Hurley, who recently split from Australian ex-cricket play...
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Sachin, Warne to lead teams at Lord's
The Times Of India - about 4 years
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will be in action at Lord's after the pair were confirmed as captains for a match marking the ground's 200th anniversary.     
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Warne to coach Aus spinners for T20 WC
The Times Of India - about 4 years
Bowling great Shane Warne was on Thursday named as spin coach ahead of Australia's World Twenty20 campaign starting in Bangladesh in March 2014.     
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Island Life Reveals Relaxed Side of Malaysia
Huffington Post - about 4 years
I've never held a fishing rod before, let alone do whatever you do with one. Though the guess is, all going well, that what I should do is catch a fish. No one is holding their breath, however, because I don't even know how to throw the line into the water, but ten minutes later I've landed a sea bass that would feed 12. Needless to say, I am not wrestling with giant, ocean-going creatures a la Ernest Hemingway, but grappling with more results-oriented angling at a fish farm with several helpers and a few dogs who gallop around the pens to fend off predatory sea otters. We pull up in our boat, hop off, hook our catch of the day and zoom away again. Instant gratification is not generally a big part of angling, but in the Tropics, it's too hot for things to happen slowly. Especially as this is just the beginning of the Chef's Kitchen Experience at Pangkor Laut Resort. Roughly half way between the capital Kuala Lumpur and the UNESCO world heritage site of George Town, Penang...
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Cricket-Bell out to sound Ashes death knell for Australia
Yahoo News - over 4 years
By Amlan Chakraborty Nov 18 (Reuters) - Ian Bell has come a long way since notorious sledger Shane Warne first likened him to the red-haired nerd from the comedy film American Pie, and with Australia facing the prospect of a fourth successive Ashes defeat it is the England batsman who could be having the last laugh. Bell's early susceptibility to spin bowling at one stage threatened to derail his career and leave him in the bin marked "unfulfilled potential", and Warne could not resist having a dig during England's ill-fated 2006-7 Ashes tour. The 31-year-old was the difference between the sides in England's 3-0 Ashes victory at home earlier this year, hitting centuries in their three unanswered victories at Trent Bridge, Lord's and Chester-le-Street. He wasted precious little time hitting his straps on his third Ashes tour of Australia, his 115 in the Perth warm-up match suggesting he was preparing to torment Australia again.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Shane Warne
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    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".
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  • 2014
    Age 44
    In July 2014, he captained the Rest of the World side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, Warne was fined $4500 and banned for one match for using obscene language, making inappropriate physical contact with a player or official (Marlon Samuels) and showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision during a BBL match.
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    In July 2013, he officially retired from all formats confirming that he won't be captaining the Melbourne Stars in BBL.
    In 2013 Warne was fined $4500 and banned for one match for using obscene language, making inappropriate physical contact with a player or official (Marlon Samuels) and showing serious dissent at an umpire's decision during a BBL match.
    He officially retired from all formats in July 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 40
    On 12 December 2010, following press reports and footage of him and English actress Elizabeth Hurley kissing, Warne announced via his Twitter account that he and Simone had separated a couple of months previously, but only his close friends and family had been informed.
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    The program debuted on 24 November 2010, with Warne interviewing James Packer.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In 2009 Warne stared a underwear line called Spinners.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    In January 2008, Warne signed a two-year agreement with 888poker to represent them at poker events around the world including the Aussie Millions, World Series of Poker and the 888 UK Poker Open.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    For the 2007/08 Australian cricket series, Warne took over as Victoria Bitter spokesperson from David Boon in the Boonanza promotion.
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    Warne took over from Ally McCoist as a team captain on the BBC television sports quiz A Question of Sport in September 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006 Warne and Glenn McGrath reportedly lost a bet of which bowler would be the first to get a Test century with fellow Australian bowler Jason Gillespie after Gillespie scored a record double-century as a nightwatchman against Bangladesh.
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    Warne achieved his 700th test wicket at 3.18 pm on 26 December 2006 (AEST) by bowling English batsman Andrew Strauss out at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in what was almost certainly his final appearance at the ground.
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    He became the first cricketer to reach the 700-wicket milestone in his second last Test, on Boxing Day 2006.
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    On 21 December 2006 Warne announced his retirement, which came into effect after the fifth Ashes Test match at the SCG.
    Warne began his 2006/07 Ashes campaign with an indifferent Test in Brisbane and a poor first innings showing in Adelaide.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    Allegations of extramarital affairs broke in 2005 as Australia began its tour of England in preparation for The Ashes.
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    His ferocious competitiveness was a feature of the 2005 Ashes series, when he took 40 wickets at an average of 19.92 and scored 249 runs.
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    In 2005, Warne also broke the record for the number of wickets in a calendar year, with 96 wickets.
    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.
  • 2004
    Age 34
    He broke the record for most career wickets in Test cricket on 15 October 2004 during the second Test of Australia's series against India at Chennai.
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    Warne returned to competitive cricket following his ban in February 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 33
    Warne's history of high-profile marital infidelities inspired Australian singer-songwriter Kevin Bloody Wilson's 2003 music video entitled "The Shane Warne Song" as well as lines in Tim Minchin's "Some People Have It Worse Than Me" and "The JLA Song".
    During his suspension, Warne was hired by the Nine Network, Australia's main free-to-air cricket broadcaster, as a TV commentator. During the winter of 2003, he worked for the St Kilda Australian rules football club in an unpaid consultancy role, after the Australian Football League disallowed him from holding an official club position because of his drugs ban.
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    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 32
    However, in an ODI in December 2002, he suffered a shoulder injury.
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    He returned to Australia for the Ashes series against England, starting in November 2002.
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    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    Warne missed the entire Australian summer of 2000–01 with a finger injury, and found himself battling Stuart MacGill and an in-form Colin Miller to be selected for Australia's tour of India in early 2001.
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    In August 2000, the Australian Cricket Board removed him as Australia's vice-captain, citing his history of indiscretions off the field.
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    Warne joined English county side Hampshire in 2000 and played for them during the year's English summer.
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    He then took another 15 wickets in Australia's 3–0 sweep of New Zealand in March 2000.
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1999
    Age 29
    After his World Cup performances, Warne was retained as Australia's vice-captain for the tours of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe later in 1999.
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    Warne's form recovered in the ODI series against the West Indies, and he was selected to play in the 1999 World Cup in the United Kingdom.
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    The Ashes series was the last for Australian captain Mark Taylor, who retired. Steve Waugh was appointed as Taylor's replacement, while Warne was promoted to the position of vice-captain. However, he was dropped from the Test team during Australia's tour of the West Indies in early 1999.
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    Warne did not play international cricket again until the fifth Test of the Ashes series in Australia in January 1999, suffering a shoulder injury.
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  • 1998
    Age 28
    Later in 1998, Warne was a member of Australia's touring squad of India.
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  • 1997
    Age 27
    Warne took 22 wickets in the series, and a further 11 in Australia's three-Test tour of South Africa early in 1997.
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  • 1996
    Age 26
    Warne was to be a key member of Australia's squad for the 1996 World Cup, held in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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  • 1995
    Age 25
    Later in 1995, he toured the West Indies, taking 15 wickets over four Tests as Australia defeated the West Indies in a Test series for the first time in almost 20 years.
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  • 1993
    Age 23
    Warne featured in South Africa's tour of Australia in 1993–94 and Australia's return tour in March 1994.
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    He took 71 Test wickets in 1993, then a record for a spin bowler in a calendar year.
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    In 1993, Warne was selected for Australia's Ashes tour of England.
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  • 1992
    Age 22
    However, Warne's performances in the last two Tests in Sri Lanka were not to the satisfaction of the selectors, and he was dropped for the First Test against the West Indies in the 1992–93 Australian season.
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    However, on 22 August 1992, he took the last three Sri Lankan wickets without conceding a run in the second innings precipitated the hosts' second innings collapse and contributed to a remarkable 16-run Australian win.
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    Warne had an undistinguished Test debut when called into the Australian team in January 1992 for a Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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    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.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    Upon returning to Australia, Warne took 3/14 and 4/42 for Australia A against India in December 1991.
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    He was then selected for the Australia B team which toured Zimbabwe in September 1991.
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    Warne made his first-class cricket debut on 15 February 1991, taking 0/61 and 1/41 for Victoria against Western Australia at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
    Warne joined English team Accrington Cricket Club in 1991.
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  • 1990
    Age 20
    He was later chosen to train at the AIS Australian Cricket Academy in 1990 in Adelaide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    Age 18
    Following the 1988 Victorian Football League season Warne was delisted by St Kilda and began to focus solely on cricket.
    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.
  • 1987
    Age 17
    During the cricket offseason in 1987 Warne played five games of Australian rules football for the St Kilda Football Club's under 19 team.
  • 1983
    Age 13
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 6
    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.
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  • 1969
    Born
    Shane Warne was born to Keith and Bridgette Warne on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, a suburb of outer Melbourne.
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