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Shane Warne (1969-2022) | A pictorial tribute to one of the greatest leg-spinners of all time

Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne passed away on March 4. Warne, a World Cup winner in 1999, was also the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 1997 (Notional Winner). Here’s a pictorial tribute to the cricket great.

March 04, 2022 / 10:58 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Shane Warne (R) walk around the field after a Cricket All-Star exhibition match at Citi Field in New York, November 7, 2015. The event was the first of three games to be played for the first time in American baseball parks. (Image: Reuters)
Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Shane Warne (R) walk around the field after a Cricket All-Star exhibition match at Citi Field in New York, November 7, 2015. The event was the first of three games to be played for the first time in American baseball parks. (Image: Reuters)
Shane Warne wears pink for Jane McGrath Day, 2014. (Image: Action Images / Jason O'Brien Livepic/ Reuters)
Shane Warne wears pink for Jane McGrath Day, 2014. (Image: Action Images / Jason O'Brien Livepic/ Reuters)
MCC's captain Sachin Tendulkar (4th L) and Rest of the World's captain Shane Warne (4th R) line up with teammates for pictures before a cricket match to celebrate 200 years of Lord's at Lord's cricket ground in London July 5, 2014. (Image: Reuters)
MCC's captain Sachin Tendulkar (4th L) and Rest of the World's captain Shane Warne (4th R) line up with teammates for pictures before a cricket match to celebrate 200 years of Lord's at Lord's cricket ground in London July 5, 2014. (Image: Reuters)
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne putts as he takes part in the Alfred Dunhill Links Golf Championships on The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, on September 26, 2013. (Image: AFP)
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne putts as he takes part in the Alfred Dunhill Links Golf Championships on The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, on September 26, 2013. (Image: AFP)
Australia's selector Rod Marsh laughs with former player Shane Warne (R) during a training session before Thursday's third Ashes test cricket match against England at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester July 31, 2013. (Image: Reuters)
Australia's selector Rod Marsh laughs with former player Shane Warne (R) during a training session before Thursday's third Ashes test cricket match against England at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester July 31, 2013. (Image: Reuters)
Australian cricketer Shane Warne poses for a photo with school children in Melbourne on November 8, 2011. Warne was announcing his return from retirement, joining Australia's new Big Bash League Twenty20 competition with the Melbourne Stars for at least one season. (Image: AFP)
Australian cricketer Shane Warne poses for a photo with school children in Melbourne on November 8, 2011. Warne was announcing his return from retirement, joining Australia's new Big Bash League Twenty20 competition with the Melbourne Stars for at least one season. (Image: AFP)
Australian spinner Shane Warne (C) is carried from the ground by Andrew Symonds (L) and Matthew Hayden (R) after playing his last Test match on his home ground, the MCG, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test in Melbourne, 28 December 2006. (Image: AFP)
Australian spinner Shane Warne (C) is carried from the ground by Andrew Symonds (L) and Matthew Hayden (R) after playing his last Test match on his home ground, the MCG, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test in Melbourne, 28 December 2006. (Image: AFP)
Australian spinner Shane Warne (C) leaves the field with teammates Michael Slater (L) and Justin Langer after equaling the Australian test wicket taking record of 355 wickets held by former paceman Denis Lillee on the third day of the first Test Match being played at Eden Park in Auckland, 13 March 2000. (Image: AFP)
Australian spinner Shane Warne (C) leaves the field with teammates Michael Slater (L) and Justin Langer after equaling the Australian test wicket taking record of 355 wickets held by former paceman Denis Lillee on the third day of the first Test Match being played at Eden Park in Auckland, 13 March 2000. (Image: AFP)
Australian spinner Shane Warne is congratulated by teammates Ricky Ponting (L) and Adam Gilchrist (C) after dismissing Pakistan batsman Inzamam Ul Haq (R) in their one day match at the Gabba in Brisbane 09 January 2000. (Image: AFP)
Australian spinner Shane Warne is congratulated by teammates Ricky Ponting (L) and Adam Gilchrist (C) after dismissing Pakistan batsman Inzamam Ul Haq (R) in their one day match at the Gabba in Brisbane 09 January 2000. (Image: AFP)
Captain Steve Waugh and Shane Warne ride in an open car surrounded by police officers while parading outside the town hall in Melbourne, 23 June 1999. Australia's triumphant World Cup cricketers brought central Melbourne to a standstill as a sea of 150,000 green and gold supporters welcomed them home. (Image: AFP)
Captain Steve Waugh and Shane Warne ride in an open car surrounded by police officers while parading outside the town hall in Melbourne, 23 June 1999. Australia's triumphant World Cup cricketers brought central Melbourne to a standstill as a sea of 150,000 green and gold supporters welcomed them home. (Image: AFP)
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first published: Mar 4, 2022 10:58 pm
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