Shane Warne Retires Today

The greatest spinner of all time, the greatest bowler of all time, one of Widen's 5 cricketers of the century. Seven hundred and eight test wickets. almost three hundred ODI wickets, and the odd run or two!

Forget his off the field misdemeanours, and the fact that he battered England on regular occasions, Shane Warne possessed a genius we are unlikely to see again. Mr Warne, what a magnificent player you were!


mizzen123 mizzen123
46-50, M
6 Responses May 20, 2011

Thanks to you both. Yes, I remember that first wicket, along with that 'Ball of the Century', to dismiss the hapless Gatting, and announce his arrival on my shores in no uncertain terms. And yes, neeran, you're right. He struugled a little initially, but that series he really showed what a rare talent he is.

1992 test series in Sri Lanka was the turning point of his career.

I will never forget seeing that first wicket he took playing for Australia with his very first bowl. He was magnificent, and this is a worthy tribute to the great sportsman.

Greatest leg spinner I've ever seen.

Yes, definitely, A man of rare talent.

A wonderful cricketer. Everything else is just gossip fodder.