Widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of cricket, Shane Warne is nowadays a highly popular TV personality and commentator, both in the UK and in his home country of Australia.
Shane played his first Test Match in 1992, and went on to take over 1,000 wickets in Tests and One-Day Internationals, with his 708 Test wickets standing as the record for a bowler in Test cricket, until it was broken by Muttiah Muralitharan in 2007. In the Third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, Manchester in August 2005, Shane became the first bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets. In the same year, he broke the record for the number of wickets in a calendar year, with 96.
Shane also scored over 3,000 Test runs and holds the record for the most Test runs without a century.
As well as bowling for the Australian National Cricket Team, Shane also played Australian domestic cricket for his home state of Victoria, and English domestic cricket for Hampshire, where he was captain for three seasons, from 2005 to 2007.
Shane's many accolades include Wisden Cricketer Of The Year (1994) and Wisden Leading Cricketer In The World (2004). In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the Five Wisden Cricketers Of The Century, the only specialist bowler selected for the quintet and the only one still playing at the time.
After retiring from professional international cricket in 2007, Shane became a team captain on the ever-popular BBC TV sports quiz A Question Of Sport. A few years later, in 2010, Australia's Channel Nine Network TV invited Shane to host a chat show on Channel Nine. Entitled Warnie, the programme debuted with Warne interviewing James Packer, son of the media mogul Kerry Packer, founder of World Series Cricket; other celebrities interviewed include Australian team captain Ricky Ponting and singers Chris Martin and Susan Boyle.
In July 2013, Shane officially retired from all formats of cricket. He is now a cricket commentator and a professional poker player. He also makes TV appearances, and in 2016 took part on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.
Full of boundless energy and with a fascinating fund of cricketing tales, Shane Warne will bowl you over as an After-dinner Speaker and as an Events Host. To book him for your Event, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222 to discuss your requirements.
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