Shane Warne: career highlights

by admin on August 30th, 2019

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Shane Warne’s speaks out about the highs and lows of a remarkable and sometimes controversial career during today’s press conference:

Favourite match:

The second Ashes Test win at Adelaide Oval earlier this month.


“My favourite Test match would have been the 1992 Test match in Sri Lanka, in Colombo. That would have been favourite up until last week in Adelaide. I didn’t think I’d ever top 1992, but Adelaide definitely pipped that, that’s the best match I’ve played in.”

Career high: “The high was just playing cricket for Australia. I’ve been lucky to play in an unbelievable era. I don’t want to single out any particular time or anything like that. I’ve just been very lucky. I’ve been very lucky to play in an unbelievable team, with some unbelievable players, once-in-a-generation players. Together we’ve achieved some special things. And I’d like to think I’ve played my part in that.”

Career lows: Losing the 1996 World Cup final to Sri Lanka, and losing the 1992/93 home series against the West Indies. “To lose the final there, with a big opportunity to win a World Cup final, was probably the biggest disappointment. Along with losing to the West Indies by one run in Adelaide. And then watching Curtley Ambrose get seven for one in Perth, and losing that series, which is the only one I’ve lost in Australia as part of the Australian cricket team. I’ve only lost one series, and that was to the West Indies in 1992-93.”

Best international batsmen: Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. “I think those two guys have been the toughest at international level. Brian Lara because of his domination and his placement. It’s just amazing his placement in cricket, he places the ball unbelievably well and can dominate. He can turn a game, as we’ve seen over the years, no matter who’s bowling. Sachin Tendulkar I really admire, I admire Brian too, but I really admire Sachin for what he has to go through every day in India with a billion people wanting him to do well. There’s 50,000 people outside the stadium until he walks in to bat, then they all charge in. One of the hardest things when you’ve been such a successful player is everybody else’s expectations. They can wear you down after a while. Everyone just thinks that you’re going to go out and do the business. It’s not that easy.”

Best Australian opponent: “Darren Lehmann has been the hardest player that I’ve had to bowl to domestically. I think he’s the best player of spin bowling out of anybody in the world.”

Any chance of a comeback? “No.”

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