Ultimate Showman 

Former Australia spinner Shane Warne was the ultimate showman the game of cricket had ever seen. 


The wizardry spinner is the second-leading wicket-taker in Tests with 708 scalps in 145 matches. 

In his Hall-of-Fame career spanning 16 years, Warne entertained cricket fans around the world through his impeccable skill and captivating demeanor. 


Earlier in the year, Warne passed away at the age of 52 on the Thai island of Koh Samui due to 'natural causes'. 

Tragic Demise 

Warne, who was born on September 13, 1969, would have turned 53-years-old today (September 13). 

Gone, but not forgotten 

On his birth anniversary, let's take a look at Shane Warne's three lesser-known records. 


Shane Warne won 92 Test matches during his career. Only Ricky Ponting (108) has won more matches in Test cricket than Warne. 

2nd Most Wins 

Shane Warne is the only batter in Test cricket history to have scored 3,000 or more runs without scoring a century. He scored 3,154 runs with the help of 12 fifties. 

Most Runs 

Warne, who finished with 708 Test wickets, was the first bowler to reach the tally of 600 and 700 wickets in red-ball cricket.

600/700 wickets 

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