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Shane Warne

Cricketer and Broadcaster Shane Warne

Profession: Cricketer and Broadcaster


Why Famous: TokPlayed 145 test matches for Australia, taking 708 wickets. Also played in 194 ODIs.

Born: September 13, 1969
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Age: 52 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1992-01-02 Australian cricket spin bowling great Shane Warne (145 Tests, 708 wickets; 194 ODIs) makes Test debut v India in 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground
  • 1992-01-05 Indian cricket all-rounder Ravi Shastri scores 206 in 3rd Test in Sydney before being Shane Warne's first Test wicket, the first of 708 for Australia
  • 1992-12-30 Shane Warne takes 7-52 to lead Australian MCG win v West Indies
  • 1993-06-04 Cricket's "Ball of the Century" - Australian spin bowler Shane Warne bowls England batsman Mike Gatting with his first ball of an Ashes series; Australia wins 1st Test at Old Trafford by 179 runs
  • 1994-12-29 Shane Warne takes a hat-trick v England at cricket MCG
  • 1999-06-20 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Shane Warne takes 4/33 as Australia beats Pakistan by 8 wickets; Lance Klusener (RSA), Player of Series
  • 2001-08-04 Australian cricket spinner Shane Warne skittles England (162) with 6/33 to guide tourists to a 7 wicket 3rd Test victory at Trent Bridge; Aussies regain Ashes with record 7th straight Test win v England

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