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40+ Lesser Known Facts about Shane Warne


Shane Warne : 40+ Lesser Known Facts About Shane Warne which everyone wants to know. These facts has been collected from various sources

Key Facts about Shane Warne

Fact-1 First Cricketer to take 700 wickets

Shane Warne was the first player to break the 600 and 700 wickets in International Test cricket history.

Fact-2 Ball of the Century

Shane Warne has produced a a spectacular delivery that
bowled Gatting out in HD VS Strauss England ( 1993). It was labelled as the ‘Ball of the Century’. The ball was a giant leg-break – which drifted away to leg and then ripped back to crash into Mike Gatting’s off-bail.

On that day Richie Benaud, who was doing the television commentary of that match He said after witnessing this ball: ‘Gatting has absolutely no idea what has happened to him and he still doesn’t know.’

Fact-3 Shane Warne’s introduction to cricket

Shane’s first introduction to serious cricket was one of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cup one day matches at VFL Park and The first Test was the 1982 in Ashes which Australia lost to England by 3 runs.

Fact-4 Overweight Shane Warne

The Australian Leg spinner played his first ever test match in February 1992 at Sydney. Tis test match was against India and the ground was Sydney cricket ground. Warne weighed 97 kgs in this match, It is too much for a bowler. In his debut test match, Ravi Shastri and young Sachin Tendulkar showed him that the test cricket was not child’s play. He could take only single wicket at the expense of 150 runs. It has become too expensive for Australian cricket team. Warne got the last laugh in this battle when he finally dismissed Shastri after his marathon knock of 206 which was Shane Warne first test wicket.

Test Debut Photograph of Shane Warne. Sharing this photograph in Instagram post He wrote:

Test debut on this day 25 years ago - wow. Time flies & what a ride it’s been & was !!!!!! Thankyou to everyone who made the ride so much fun 

Fact-5 1993 was a great year :

The year 1993 was a successful year for Shane Warne. He had two successful tours of New Zealand and England and took 71 wickets . The then, It was a record by any spin bowler in a calendar year .

Test debut shane warne against india 1992

Fact-6 1996 World Cup:

He collected 12 wickets in the 1996 World Cup, including a match winning 4-36 in the semi-final against West Indies. Australia though went on to loose the finals to Sri Lanka.

Fact-7 1998 Controversy:

In 1998 Warne faced controversy when it was revealed that he and fellow Australian cricketer
Mark Waugh had taken bribes from an Indian bookmaker four years earlier. The pair claimed
they gave only pitch information and weather forecasts. Australian Cricket Board secretly fined both of them for divulging information about an upcoming match.

Fact-8 Highest wicket taker in 1999 World Cup

With time, Shane improved his game , He showcased his talent in 1999 World cup as the highest wicket taker as Australia lifted the trophy for the second time. He rose as one of the finest leg spinners. He became the highest wicket-taking bowler and the Australian cricket team lifted the trophy.

Shane warne Highest wicket taker 1999 World Cup

Fact-9 Highest ever wicket taker of Australia in 2000

On New Zealand tour in 2000 he became Australia’s highest ever wicket taker in Tests, eclipsing his hero, Dennis Lillie’s benchmark of 355.

Fact-10 Vulgar Text messages to English Nurse:

Controversies and Shane Warne were simply inseparable. When Warne was playing for Hampshire in 2000, reports emerged that he had sent lewd text messages to an English nurse.

Fact-11 2003: Involved in Consumption of Banned diuretic

In February 2003 Warne encountered further controversy when he was sent home from the World Cup in South Africa after a drug test revealed the presence of a banned diuretic; he subsequently received a 12-month ban.

Fact-12 2004: Comeback to International cricket

In year 2004, He made a comeback to international cricket in February. In an engaging spin battle with Muralitharan, at home Warne took 26 wickets in 3 matches, against the Lankan’s including 5-wickets in each innings of the first and second Tests.

Fact-13 2005: Best Ashes performance Shane Warne took 40 wickets

2005 Ashes: In the 2005 Ashes, Warne ended with 40 wickets at 19.92 apiece, and scored 249 runs at 27.66. It was perhaps the best of all his Ashes campaigns.

Fact-14 Become Wisden Cricketer of the Year:

He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2004 in 2005 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack along with Sir Don Bradman, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Jack Hobbs.

Fact-15 2007 : Shane Warne’s International Retirement

In year 2007 Australia reclaimed the Ashes series of 2006-07, which was his ultimate goal. After that he took retirement from International cricket. He ended his Test career with 708 wickets.

Fact-16 2013: Fined and Banned for a match

In early 2013, Warne was fined $4500 and banned for a match for using obscene language, making inappropriate physical contact with Marlon Samuels and showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision during a Big Bash League match. The problems continued well into his post-international cricket days. Even in early 2013, Warne was fined $4500 and banned for a match for using obscene language, making inappropriate physical contact with Marlon Samuels and showing serious dissent at an umpire’s decision during a Big Bash League Match.

Fact-17 First IPL winning Teams Coach

First IPL winning Teams Coach : Warne’s most notable T20 achievement was leading Rajasthan Royals to the title in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. His aggressive captaincy and impeccable man management skills were striking, so much so that experts reckoned Warne was Australia’s greatest captain that never was.

Fact-18 Joined Commentary Box

Commentary Box: After retirement from all forms of competitive cricket, Warne made a seamless transition into the commentary box. He is widely regarded for his honest, perceptive and fearless views. His books, ‘Shane Warne: My Own Story’ and ‘Warne: The Official Illustrated Career’, were both highly successful ventures.

Fact-19 Shane Warne Foundation

Since retirement, Warne has been working for the Shane Warne Foundation which assists
seriously ill and underprivileged children.

Fact-20 One Eye Blue One Eye Green.

One of his eyes is green while the other is blue due to a condition called complete heterochromia. Shane suffered a rare condition called complete heterochromia due to which one of his eyes was green while the other one was blue.


Fact-21 1995: Married to Simone Callahan and had 3 children

Although Warne was married to Simone Callahan from 1995 to 2005 Has three children – Brooke, Summer and Jackson from his marriage to ex-wife Simone Callahan. While Shane has a great connection with the ball, his connection with the ladies was not that strong. Warne was married to Simone Callahan from 1995 to 2005, Warne reportedly had several mistresses during the marriage and was caught red-handed sending lewd and sexual text messages to other girls on several occasions.

Shane Warne Children Brooke Summer Jackson

Fact-22 2011 Engaged to Elizabeth Hurley

He was engaged to actress Elizabeth Hurley in 2011 but it was later called off in 2013

Shane Warne Engaged Elizabeth Hurley

Fact-24 Paid by board to quit smoking.

Was once paid by his board to quit smoking, he was a chain smoker who found it difficult to stay without a cigarette

Fact-25 Nick Names of Shane Warne:

Nick Names: Due to his spectacular cricketing career and betting connections, he was given many
nicknames “Warnie”, “Hollywood” or “Baron of Baked Beans”, depending upon the occasion.

Fact-26 Rajasthan Royals Coach

Shane had many highlights in his career but one of the prominent highlights of his career was when he lead the Rajasthan Royals to the title in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League.

Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals Coach

Fact-27 Autobiography

He is widely regarded for his honest, perceptive, and fearless views. His books, ‘Shane Warne: My Own Story’ and ‘Warne: The Official Illustrated Career’, were both highly successful ventures.

Fact-28 Justin Langer came across

It was at the Institute that Damien Martynand Justin Langer came across Warne for the first time. He was an overweight youth sitting by himself, tucking into a family-sized pizza and guzzling down a can of Victoria Bitter.

Fact-29 Flipper Skill

At the Academy, Jack Potter, one of the managers of the cricket programme, taught him the fiendishly
difficult skill of the flipper.

Fact-30 “Don’t worry mate, you will be able to see the replay again in a couple of minutes.”

Once at Trent Bridge Robert Croft hit him for six and was watching the replay on the giant screen.
Warne told him, “Don’t worry mate, you will be able to see the replay again in a couple of minutes.”
He was right.

Fact-31 Famous Batsman against Shane Warne:

Tendulkar scored 1209 against Australia in 12 Tests while Warne bowled at him, at an average of 60.45 with five hundred. Brian Lara played eight more Tests against Warne, scored 1837 at 54.02 with the same .number of centuries. Kevin Pietersen scored 963 at 53.50 in 10 Tests with two identical scores of 158.No other batsmen came remotely close to matching their feats. Warne prevailed over almost all his opponents.

Fact-32 Sourav Ganguly Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar

Once Sourav Ganguly let patted near half-volleys defensively. Warne walked up to him, pointed at Sachin Tendulkar at the other end and said, “People have come here to watch that man play his strokes, not to see you block.” Soon, Ganguly stepped out, misread a ball horribly and was sprawling on the ground as he was stumped.

Fact-33 “Genius or Match-fixer?”

Before India’s match against England in the 2011 World Cup, Warne tweeted – “My prediction, a tie.” When it was a tie, theFox Sports headline ran, “Genius or Match-fixer?”

Fact-34 Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne

For a long time Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne never really got along. In the heat of the battle it couldn’t be picked, they buried their differences for the sake of the team. But beyond the boundary things weren’t good between them. It actually began in the ‘Pura Cup’ game between Victoria and Western Australia in the late 1990s when Warne mercilessly sledged Gilchrist when he was batting.

Fact-35 In the Honour of Shane Warne

In the honour: In 2007, Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket decided to name the Australia- Sri Lanka Test cricket series, as the “Warne-Muralidaran Trophy” in honour of Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralidaran.

Fact-36 Quotes from his book

From his book: One of the famous quotes of Warne was: “Part of the art of bowling spin is to make the batsman think something special is happening when it is not.” His mystery deliveries, always discovered before Ashes series, were often figments of his imagination which preyed on the batsmen’s minds.

Fact-37 Shane Warne’s Condolence on Rod Marsh’s demise a day before his death

Shane Warne’s last tweet on Rod Marsh’s demise goes viral after he passes away Former Australia spinner Shane Warne’s tweet condoling the death of compatriot Rodney Marsh goes viral after his own death hours later.

Fact-38 Last test

He played his last test match against England in 2007.

Fact-39 First One day International

He played his first one day International against New Zealand in 1993

Fact-40 Last One Day International

He played his last one day International against Asia XI in 2005

Fact-41 Covid 19 positive

In August 2021, Warne contracted Covid 19 positive and kept on ventilator. Later he was recovered and written a note “I had a thumping headache and I had one day where I had the shivers, but sweating, like when you have the flu.” He also stated that Australians would have to “learn to live” with the virus.

Brief Shane Warne Biography:

Birth nameShane Keith Warne
Nick Names“Warnie”, “Hollywood” or “Baron of Baked Beans”,
BornSeptember 13, 1969 , Australia
Died04-03-2022 Ko Samui, Thailand
Occupation(s)Australian Cricketer, Right-arm leg-spin bowler, Right-hand batsman
Teams played for Australia, Victoria, Hampshire, Rajasthan Royals
Years active1992-2013
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Eye ColorBlue and Green
Hair ColorGolden
Death ReasonHeart attack
Net wortharound $ 50 million (around Rs 384 Crore INR)

Watch Some Best of Shane Warne:

You can watch : Shane Warne’s 50 best wickets on home soil

You can watch Warne farewells the MCG with a five-fa

You can watch Cummins pays tribute to ‘The King’, Shane Warne

You can watch Shane Warne’s top 10 moments

You can watch Warne’s four turns Adelaide on its head

You can watchThrough the gate! The best of Warne’s flipper

You can watchWarne’s 8-71 at the Gabba

You can watchYoung Warne has Pakistan in a spin

You can watchWarne’s World: The ball that changed my life

Q1. शेन वार्न की girlfriend कितनी थी?

Ans. He has many girlfriends including Elizabeth Herley to whom he has engaged also.

Q7. kya shane warne ne sachin ko kabhi bowl karta hai ya kiya hai

Ans. शेन वार्न और सचिन 29 बार आमने सामने खेले हैं जिसमे से महज़ चार बार शेन वार्न ने सचिन तेंदुलकर का विकेट लिया है | Shane Warne bowled Sachin Tendulkar in 29 occasions and He has taken his wicket only four times.

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