Shane Warne Height Weight Age Death Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Shane Keith Warne (13 September 1969 – 4 March 2022) was an Australian cricketer. A right-arm leg spinner, he was widely considered one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, and 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.
Warne played his first Test match in 1992 and took more than 1,000 wickets in Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs). Warne’s 708 Test wickets was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket until 2007. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, and was the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 1997 and 2004. A useful lower-order batsman, Warne scored more than 3,000 Test runs. As well as playing internationally, Warne played domestic cricket for his home state of Victoria and English domestic cricket for Hampshire. He was captain of Hampshire for three seasons from 2005 to 2007. His career was plagued by scandals off the field, including a ban from cricket for testing positive for a prohibited substance, charges of bringing the game into disrepute by accepting money from bookmakers and sexual indiscretions.
Warne retired from international cricket in January 2007 at the end of Australia’s 5–0 Ashes series victory over England. Three other players integral to the Australian team at the time—Glenn McGrath, Damien Martyn and Justin Langer—also retired from Tests at the same time, which led some, including the Australian captain Ricky Ponting, to declare it the “end of an era”.
Warne was named in Australia’s “greatest ever ODI team”. To mark 150 years of the Cricketers’ Almanack, Wisden named him in an all-time Test World XI. Following his retirement from international cricket, Warne played a final season at Hampshire in 2007 before retiring from first-class cricket. He played in the first four seasons (2008–2011) of the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals, where he played the roles of both captain and coach. He led his team to victory against the Chennai Super Kings in the final of the 2008 season. In February 2018, the Rajasthan Royals appointed Warne as their team mentor for the IPL 2018. In 2013, Warne was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. In 2012, he was also inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame by Cricket Australia. In a fan poll conducted by the Cricketers’ Almanack in 2017, he was named in the country’s best Ashes XI in the last 40 years. Warne died at the age of 52 on 4 March 2022 after suffering a suspected heart attack at a villa in Thailand.
Warne had complete heterochromia, as a result of which one of his eyes was blue, and the other green.
Warne had three children with his former wife Simone Callahan. The couple were married from 1995 to 2005.
Since his retirement, Warne had been doing “work for the Shane Warne Foundation… assists seriously ill and underprivileged children”. Since launching in 2004, the charity distributed £400,000; its activities include a charity poker tournament and a breakfast and “by the end of our summer, we hope to have raised £1.5 million.” The charity closed in 2017, as it had been hemorrhaging money, running at a financial loss for four out of the past five years to that point. Expenses for staging gala dinners, celebrity cricket matches and annual poker tournaments – which were its signature fundraising events – had spiralled out of control. In 2014, a particularly bad year, the foundation raised $465,000 but spent $550,000.
In 2000, he lost his Australian vice-captaincy after sending erotic text messages to a British nurse, while he was married to Callahan. He was also involved in an altercation with some teenage boys who took a photo of him smoking; Warne had accepted a sponsorship of a nicotine patch company in return for quitting smoking. On 1 April 2007, Warne and his ex-wife Simone Callahan were reported to be getting back together. However, in September 2007, Callahan left Warne after he inadvertently sent her a text message he had intended for another woman.
Following his split from Simone Callahan, Warne dated English actress Elizabeth Hurley. Although the relationship with Hurley at first seemed short-lived following the disclosure of Warne texting salacious messages to a married Melbourne businesswoman, the couple created a media frenzy when Hurley later moved into Warne’s Brighton mansion. 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.
In September 2016, a television film about Warne’s relationships was announced. Seven Network axed the project in pre-production in June 2017.
In August 2021, Warne contracted COVID-19 and was placed on a ventilator “to make sure there were no longer-lasting effects that Covid would have on me”. He said he “had a thumping headache and I had one day where I had the shivers, but (was) sweating, like when you have the flu” and stated that Australians would have to learn to live with the virus.
Warne died in a villa in Koh Samui, Thailand, on 4 March 2022, at the age of 52, from a suspected heart attack. His death came on the same day as fellow Australian cricket icon Rod Marsh, to whom Warne paid tribute in a tweet a few hours prior to his own death. Many famous cricketers, including Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Shoaib Akhtar, Sir Vivian Richards, Shahid Afridi, Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Adam Gilchrist, Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan, Graeme Smith, Shane Watson, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Rohit Sharma, Joe Root, KL Rahul and Pat Cummins memorialised him.
His family has been offered a state funeral.
Shane Warne Height Weight Age Death Body Statistics Biography
|Full Name||Shane Keith Warne|
|Nickname(s)||Warney, Warner and Hollywood|
|Profession||Former Australian Cricketer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm|
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 85 kg|
in Pounds- 187 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 Inches|
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
|Eye Colour||Light Grey|
|International Debut||ODI- 24 March 1993 against New Zealand at Wellington|
Test- 2 January 1992 against India at Sydney
|Jersey Number||#23 (Australia)|
#23 (Victoria, Hampshire, Rajasthan Royals, Melbourne Stars and Warne’s Warriors)
|Domestic/State Team||Victoria, Hampshire, Rajasthan Royals, Melbourne Stars and Warne’s Warriors|
|Nature on field||Very Aggressive|
|Likes to play against||England|
|Favourite Ball||Leg Spin|
|Records (main ones)||• Most wickets in a calendar year with 96 wickets|
• Only bowler along with Muttaih Muralitharan (SL) to have taken more than 700 Test wickets with 708
• Took a total of 205 catches in his Test and ODI career
• Took 293 wickets in ODIs
|Career Turning Point||His “Ball of the Century” against England’s Mike Gatting in 1993|
|Date of Birth||13 September 1969|
|Birthplace||Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia|
|Date of Death||4 March 2022|
|Place of Death||Koh Samui, Thailand|
|Age (at the time of death)||52 Years|
|Death Cause||Heart Attack (suspected)|
|Hometown||Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia|
|School||Hampton High School, Melbourne|
Mentone Grammar School, Melbourne
|College||University of Melbourne, Melbourne|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Keith Warne|
Mother– Bridgette Warne
Brothers– Jason Warne (Younger)
|Coach/Mentor||Jack Potter and Terry Jenner|
|Hobbies||Shooting, playing guitar and xbox|
|Controversies||• In 2003, he was tested positive for a banned substance prior to the World Cup opener against Pakistan, and was later banned for 1 year.|
• In 2013, he was fined $4500 and banned for a match for his obscene language and inappropriate physical contact with Marlon Samuels (WI) and showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a Big Bash League Match.
• When he was playing for Hampshire in 2000, he was alleged of sending lewd text messages to an English nurse.
• In 2006, his nude picture with two 25-year-old models during a county match created a havoc, as after it his wife, Simone filed for divorce.
|Cricketer||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara|
Bowler : Muttiah Muralitharan, Yasir Shah
|Cricket Ground||Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)|
|Food||Spaghetti Bolognese pizza and beer|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Marital Status (at the time of death)||Divorced|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Elizabeth Hurley (Actress)|
|Wife||Simone Callahan (1995–2005)|
|Children||Daughter(s)– Brooke Warne and Summer Warne|
Son– Jackson Warne
|Net Worth||$50 million|
Youth, Football and Early Cricket Career
Shane Warne was born to German-born Bridgette (Brigitte) and Keith Warne on 13 September 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, an outer suburb of Melbourne. Warne attended Hampton High School from Grades 7–9, after which he was offered a sports scholarship to attend Mentone Grammar.] Warne spent his final three years of school at Mentone. His first representative honours came in the 1983–84 season when he represented University of Melbourne Cricket Club in the then Victorian Cricket Association under-16 Dowling Shield competition. He bowled a mixture of leg-spin and off-spin and was a handy lower-order batsman.
The following season, Warne joined the St Kilda Cricket Club near his home suburb of Black Rock. He started in the lower elevens and, over a number of seasons, progressed to the first eleven. During the cricket off-season in 1987, Warne played five games of Australian rules football for the St Kilda Football Club’s under-19 team. 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. Following the 1988 Victorian Football League season, Warne was delisted by St Kilda and began to focus solely on cricket. He was later chosen to train at the Australian Cricket Academy (AIS) in 1990 in Adelaide.
Warne joined Accrington Cricket Club of the Lancashire League as their professional player for the 1991 season. After initially struggling in English conditions, he went on to have a good season as a bowler, taking 73 wickets at 15.4 runs each, but scored only 329 runs at an average of 15. The committee at Accrington decided not to re-engage him for the 1992 season, as they expected their professional to contribute as both a batsman and bowler.
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. He was then selected for the Australia B team, which toured Zimbabwe in September 1991. In the second tour match at Harare Sports Club, Warne recorded his first first-class haul of five wickets or more in an innings when he took 7/49 in the second innings, helping Australia B to a nine-wicket win.
Upon returning to Australia, Warne took 3/14 and 4/42 for Australia A against a touring West Indian side in December 1991. The incumbent spinner in the Australian Test team, Peter Taylor, had taken only one wicket in the first two Tests, so Warne was brought into the team for the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground a week later.
Playing style and influence
After an inauspicious start to his Test career, Warne revolutionised cricket thinking with his mastery of leg spin, which many cricket followers had come to regard as a dying art due to its immense difficulty of execution. For all his on-pitch and off-pitch controversies, Warne’s place in cricketing posterity has been assured by the fact that he overturned the domination of cricket by fast bowling that had prevailed for two decades before his debut. Despite the presence of high quality spin bowlers such as the Indian spin quartet of the 1970s or Abdul Qadir on the Test scene, Australia’s fast bowlers Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson had dominated cricket in the early 1970s. 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. In the early 1990s, with the West Indies on the wane, Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram of Pakistan were assuming the mantle of the world’s most feared bowling combination. It was in that context that Warne’s tormenting of batsmen became so significant rather than his actual statistics. His humiliation of Mike Gatting and subsequent dominance, in particular, of English and South African batsmen, provided a welcome sight for cricket watchers weary of the relentless intimidation by West Indian bowlers of the 1980s and 1990s. His treatment of South African batsman Daryll Cullinan was such that Cullinan was said to have sought the help of a therapist to overcome Warne’s psychological hold. Warne was able to replicate the delivery against Nasser Hussein in a Master Class in an indoor practice centre.
Warne combined the ability to turn the ball prodigiously, even on unhelpful pitches, with unerring accuracy and a variation of deliveries (notable among these being the flipper) In the latter stages of his career, variation was less evident, despite regular press conferences announcing a “new” delivery for each series he participated in. Gideon Haigh, the Australian journalist, said of Warne upon his retirement: “It was said of Augustus that he found Rome brick and left it marble: the same is true of Warne and spin bowling.” Warne did this by having a relaxed ‘two finger up, two down grip’ with the ball not hitting the top part of the palm.
Where my ability to spin a cricket ball came from, I honestly don’t know. I can only think that I was born with it. I have a skill as cricketer and fortunately cricket found me.
– Shane Warne
Many of his most spectacular performances occurred in Ashes series against England In particular, the famous “Gatting Ball”, otherwise known as the “Ball of the Century” which spun sharply and bowled a bemused Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes series. Conversely, he had struggled against India, particularly against Sachin Tendulkar: his bowling average against India is 47.18 runs per wicket, compared with his overall average of 25. In fairness to Warne, other foreign spinners have also struggled against India in recent years; Warne’s contemporary off-spinner rival, Muttiah Muralitharan, for instance, has a much higher bowling average (32.61) in Tests played in India than his overall Test figures. He also was hit for the most sixes by the time he retired, but Warne did not like to be hit for single figures, because he had to plan for two batsmen at the same over.
As well as his Test career, Warne was highly effective bowling in one-day cricket, taking 294 wickets in 193 games. He also captained Australia on several occasions in One Day Internationals, winning ten matches and losing only one. Warne was instrumental in helping Australia win the 1999 Cricket World Cup in England. His performances in the semifinal against South Africa and in the final against Pakistan helped him get Man of the Match Awards. Warne had intended to retire from ODI cricket at the end of the 2003 World Cup: as it transpired, his last game for Australia was in January 2003.
Warne was also noted for his exuberant (and sometimes effective) lower-order batting, once famously being dismissed for 99 with a reckless shot on what was later shown to be a no-ball. Of all Test cricketers, Warne has scored the most Test runs without having scored a century, with two scores in the nineties being his best efforts (99 and 91). Warne is also third overall in the most international test ducks. Of players who have batted in more than 175 Test innings, his proportion of dismissals by being out bowled is the lowest, at under seven percent.
Warne was also a successful slip fielder, his 125 catches making him 19th in the list of most catches as a fielder in test cricket history.
Warne also scored the most international runs without scoring any centuries (4172 runs), and was also the first batsman to have scored 4000+ runs at international level without having scored a career century.
In 2005, Warne signed a lucrative multi-year sponsorship deal with Messages On Hold. The irony of promoting phone messages after his involvement in several text messaging scandals was not lost on Warne. Several media sources, and even Messages On Hold’s own promotional materials quote him as saying, “Trust me with this recommendation – I know a thing or two about spin.” Warne also did promotional work for hair-loss-recovery company Advanced Hair. This matter was investigated by the British Advertising Standards Authority in relation to an illegal celebrity endorsement of medical services. For the 2007/08 Australian cricket series, Warne took over as Victoria Bitter spokesperson from David Boon in the Boonanza promotion. Warne had a talking figurine as part of the promotion, which continued from the “Talking Boony” doll. 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. This sponsorship agreement ended in January 2015. In 2009 Warne started an underwear line called Spinners.
Warne was a part-owner of the SevenZeroEight gin distillery. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Warne announced that the company would turn its production from gin to alcohol-based hand-sanitiser.