Shane Keith Warne was born on 13 September 1969. He is an Australian cricket commentator and former international player who captained the Australian national team in ODI. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year (1994). He was one of the greatest bowlers in history.
On 15 February 1991, Warne made his first-class cricket debut against Western Australia at the Junction Oval. In September 1991, he selected for the Australia B team which toured Zimbabwe.
In January 1992, he made his test debut against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. But his performance was not excellent. Warne selected for Australia’s Ashes tour of England in 1993. He was the leading wicket-taker (34). His first ball of the series wrote into the history books as the “Ball of the Century”. He took 71 Test wickets in 1993.
Shane Warne’s record as captain in ODI
Australia played home series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 1995-96. He became the player of the series. Warne missed the entire Australian summer of 2000–01 with a finger injury.
Warne sent home after a drug test returned a positive result for a banned diuretic during a one day series in Australia in February 2003.
In February 2004, Warne returned to competitive cricket following his ban. In March, he became the second cricketer to take 500 Test wickets. On 11 August 2005, he became the first bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets in the third Ashes test at Old Trafford.
On 21 December 2006, Warne announced his retirement. Warne was signed as the captain for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2008 after his retirement from international cricket. He led the Royals to victory in the first season of the competition. He continued as captain of the Royals for a further four seasons, the 2011 season being his last with the franchise. In July 2013, he officially retired from all formats.
Since his retirement, Warne had been doing work for the Shane Warne Foundation which assists seriously ill and underprivileged children.