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Shane Warne: Cricket

Shane Keith Warne (born: September 13, 1969, died March 4, 2022) is a former Australian cricketer who played for the Australian national team. He is famous for his mastery of leg spin and widely regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all-time. Warne made his Test debut in January 2, 1992 against India and his ODI debut in March 24, 1993 against New Zealand. He retired from Test cricket for Australia in 2007. He is the only specialist bowler to be selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Shane Warne holds a record of 708 wickets in 145 Tests at an average of 25. He finished with 1,319 first class Test wickets at an average of 26.11. In 1994, he was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year. In 1997, he was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World and the Wisden Leading Cricketing in the World 2004.

Why Was He So Good?

Warne is one of the greatest proponents of leg spin bowling of any era. He helped promote leg spin bowling during a period where fast bowling was very dominant. He is remembered for his character, vast array of googlies, his leg break and other armor of his leg spin.

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