Legendary Australian spin bowler Shane Warne has met with an accident after he fell from the bike along with his son Jackson. The incident occurred on November 28 when he casually went out. Luckily for Warne, there are no serious injury concerns but he is still suffering from pain. The 52-year-old went to the hospital to make sure he has not damaged any body parts.
“I’m a bit battered and bruised and very sore,” said Shane Warne after the accident according to The Age. However, the former Australian leg spinner is slated to return in the commentary box for the upcoming Ashes series due to begin on December 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Ever since calling it quits in 2006, Warne can be seen doing commentary duties. For a brief while, he played Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rajasthan Royals and then was part of the Big Bash League (BBL) playing for Melbourne Stars. He was seen in a leadership capacity for both franchises.
In the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008, he led the Royals to victory. His inspirational leadership stood out. The way he handled the youngsters, Indian players was phenomenal. After retirement from franchise T20 cricket, Warne again returned to press.
Meanwhile, Warne retired as one of the greatest leg spinners to have ever played the game. He finished taking 708 wickets in 154 Test matches and ended up taking 293 wickets in 194 ODIs. Warne’s ball of the century to dismiss Mike Gatting is forever etched in every cricket fan’s memories. The ball pitched in the middle and off stump and turned a mile to hit the stumps.
The delivery is still talked about by critics, experts, and fans. He was also controversy’s favorite child as he hogged limelight for some news or the other for wrong reasons.