Shane Warne

Warne offers himself up for Australia T20 coaching gig

Warne offers himself up for Australia T20 coaching gig

Melbourne [Australia], Nov.9 : Legendary spinner Shane Warne has expressed his desire to coach the Australian cricket team in the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka to be held in February next year.

The coaching role has become available due to a clash in fixtures, which would see Australia play their final KFC T20 International match against Sri Lanka in Adelaide on February 21 and the first Test of the Qantas Tour of India in Pune the following day.

Therefore, full-time mentor Darren Lehmann and his backroom staff would not be available for Sri Lanka series as they would be preparing for the four-match series against India.

`Australia capable of reclaiming No.1 Test team spot'

Shane-WarneSydney, Dec 21 : Spin legend Shane Warne feels the current Australian team is capable of claiming the number one spot in the Test rankings.

Australia's performance is one the rise after the Ashes victory and Warne says the existing squad should not be tinkered with.

"I think Australia can get back to No. 1," Warne was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald Friday.

"The spine of the team now, when you think of the inclusions of (David) Warner and Mitchell Johnson, they've added an X-factor with the bat and the ball.

Warne backs 'mature' Johnson to deliver on vow to attack England in Ashes

Shane WarneSydney, Nov 14 : Australian spin legend Shane Warne has backed fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to deliver on his bold pre- Ashes predictions, saying maturity has made the left-arm speedster more reliable.

Johnson, named in Australia's squad for the first Test of the winter series, has vowed to attack England's batsmen, particularly Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott , with short balls directed at the ribs or throat.

Shane Warne says Tendulkar `best batsman of his generation`

Shane WarneSydney, Nov 13 - Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has said that Sachin Tendulkar was the best batsman of his generation and it will be a privilege to be in Mumbai this week to commentate on the first two days of his final Test.

According to News. com. au, Warne, who dismissed Tendulkar three times in 12 Tests, said his greatness went beyond his numerous batting records.

Tendulkar plays his 200th and last Test for India against West Indies from Thursday, the report said.

Warne further said that there would not be another Sachin Tendulkar, adding that great players deliver when their team is up against it.

Shane Warne makes surprise visit to meet Liz Hurley

Shane-Warne-Liz-HurleyLondon, October 12 : Shane Warne made a surprise visit to meet his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley during the filming her new TV show ' The Royals'.

The 44-year-old Australian former international cricketer flew in from Australia to join the 48-year-old English model her on the set in London, the Daily Express reported.

Hurley, who is playing the role of Queen Helena in the fictional TV programme, was spotted wearing a pillar box red dress with a black puff jacket over the top and boots, while Warne wore a navy sweater and a pair of denim jeans. (ANI)

Warne predicts 148-run target for India

Warne predicts 148-run target for IndiaNew Delhi, March 24 - Australian spinner Shane Warne predicts that Australia will be bowled out for 157 in their second innings, giving India a target of 148 in the fourth and final Test here.

"Lot of intensity here in Delhi out on the pitch!!! Great to watch and glad Australia are finally competing against India, the crowd can sense - "it's game on" too. What are your thoughts and what will Australia's 2nd innings score be? I say 157..." said Warne on his official Facebook page Sunday.

Neglect at domestic level ruining Aussie spinners: Warne

Shane-WarneHyderabad, March 4 : Shane Warne feels neglect of Australian spinners at the domestic level is ruining them, which is the reason for the dearth of top-class talent.

Pained at the uninspiring performance of the Australian spinners in India, the spin wizard is upset at the lack of backing young spinners get at the domestic level, from their captains, coaches and curators.

Warne’s mantra for keeping cricket alive amongst kids: ‘Thirty30’ cricket!

Shane-Warne70Sydney, Feb 18 : Cricket great Shane Warne has said that the introduction of Thirty30 cricket is the best method to keep children under the age of 14 interested in the game, in a documentation of his thoughts on the future of international cricket on his website.

Setting his sights on grassroots cricket, Warne said that in today's age of technology, where there are a number of distractions for children, it is necessary for a new initiative to be put in place in schools, to get the children to understand that cricket is all about participation and enjoyment, the Herald Sun reports.

‘Seething’ Warne set to write ‘bombshell article’ over shambolic state of Oz cricket

‘Seething’ Warne set to write ‘bombshell article’ over shambolic state of Oz cricket Sydney, Jan 29 : Spin great Shane Warne, who blasted Cricket Australia (CA) officials as muppets on his official Twitter account, has now vowed to write an in-depth article on the shambolic state of cricket in the country.

On his Twitter account, which has over a million followers, Warne attacked cricket administrators, selection policies and suggested that Test and One Day captain Michael Clarke needs support staff that weren''t muppets, News. com. au reports.

Warnie and Liz Hurley look tired at charity poker game

Warnie-Liz-Hurley.Melbourne, Jan 22 : Shane Warne and his lady love Elizabeth Hurley looked a little worse for wear during Sunday night's Aussie Millions Poker Championship fundraiser at Crown Casino.

The night before copping the second fine of the Big Bash season with the Melbourne Stars, Warne was tirelessly pounding the poker table in an effort to raise funds for The Shane Warne Foundation - a task that looked to take its toll on both he and Hurley, who appeared to nod off momentarily, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Last week, Hurley grabbed headlines when she swore at a popular sports reporter at Perth Airport.

Warne fined $5000 for Code of Behaviour breach

Warne fined $5000 for Code of Behaviour breachMelbourne, Jan 21:Cricket Australia (CA) Monday fined Melbourne Stars captain Shane Warne $5000 for breaching the CA Code of Behaviour.

Warne was found guilty of breaching Rule 5: Laws of Cricket and Spirit of the Game by CA commissioner Arthur Lodge.

For the Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) semifinal last Wednesday night, James Faulkner was listed on the Melbourne Stars team sheet as captain and took part in the coin toss with Perth Scorchers captain Simon Katich.

Warne again in hot water over ‘Code of Behaviour’ breach

Shane-Warne_Sydney, Jan 17 : Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has been reported for breaching Cricket Australia's (CA) Code of Behaviour during Melbourne Stars' Big Bash League semi-final clash with Perth Scorchers on Wednesday.

The Melbourne Stars captain, who was on one strike for slow-over rates and faced an automatic one-match suspension for a second strike, was not listed as the team''s official captain on the team sheet for the last night''s game, News. com. au reports.

Now, Warne involved in Twitter row

Now, Warne involved in Twitter row Sydney, Jan 11: Shane Warne has once again got involved in a spat on Twitter after he scoffed at Big Bash League (BBL) team Adelaide Strikers' team selection for their match against Perth Scorchers.

According to News. com. au, Warne wrote on his official Twitter account: "Terrible team Adelaide picked, what were they thinking!"

 The Melbourne Stars spin great contemptuously told the Adelaide players they''ll be watching the BBL semi finals on television but his mocking comments sparked a response from the Strikers'' official Twitter account, the paper reported.

Warne disappointed with ‘harsh’ penalties imposed over on-field brawl with Samuels

Warne disappointed with ‘harsh’ penalties imposed over on-field brawl with SamuelsSydney, Jan 7 : Melbourne Stars captain Shane Warne has said he is disappointed with the harsh penalties he received for his ugly on-field clash with Melbourne Renegades all rounder Marlon Samuels during a Big Bash League match at the MCG on Sunday.

Warne has been suspended for one match and fined 4500 dollars for his brawl with Samuels, News. com. au reports.

‘Over-speedy’ Warne risks losing driving license

‘Over-speedy’ Warne risks losing driving license Sydney, Jan 5 : Shane Warne is at risk of losing his driving license after the Australian spin king was charged with driving 53km/h over the speed limit, only a month after launching a road safety campaign.

Warne was reportedly clocked at 165km/h while driving in Scotland last September, and he faces losing his licence for the offence, which he committed in his Jaguar XFR V8 and near the town of Dumfries, the Herald Sun reports.

The 43-year old Warne is now set to face the Dumfries Sheriff Court.

Warnie tweets New Year eve’s bash’s pics 7 times

Shane-WarnePerth, Jan 1 : Shane Warne has posted photographs of his New Year's eve party look, seven times.

After wishing his Twitter followers a happy New Year, the 43-year-old former cricketer urged his followers to post photos of their outfits.

"Ps followers please tweet me some before and after pics of New Year's Eve celebrations!!!!! Hahahaha (sic)," the West quoted him as tweeting.

The legendary spin bowler then started posting his own pictures - mostly of himself - in various poses with friends and his fiance Elizabeth Hurley.

Liz Hurley, Warnie and Louis Smith tweet pics of Christmas

Elizabeth-Hurley-Shane-WarneLondon, Dec 27 : Elizabeth Hurley, Shane Warne and Louis Smith have joined scores of other celebrities, who tweeted their pictures of Christmas celebration.

Standing in front of a towering Christmas tree, the 47-year-old model posed in a low-cut top, while her fiance former cricketer Shane Warne showed off his svelte physique in a blue velvet jacket, the Daily Mail reported.

Hurley revealed to her 360,000 followers that she had spent a large part of her Christmas Day in bed reading a Mapp and Lucia novel.

Warne confirms proposing to Liz Hurley on bended knee

 Warne confirms proposing to Liz Hurley on bended knee Melbourne, Oct 3 : Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has confirmed that he got down on one knee to propose to girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley.

Warne took to Twitter to thank well-wishers amid reports suggesting he had asked the model-turned-actress to marry him at the exclusive Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, in front of a VIP crowd of diners.

He disputed earlier reports suggesting he proposed before a crowd.

Shane Warne, Liz Hurley display their matching looks at NY airport

 Shane Warne, Liz Hurley display their matching looks at NY airportLondon, Sept 29 : Completely transformed Shane Warne and his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley were spotted walking hand-in-hand looking very much like a perfect couple as they arrived at the New York's JFK airport.

The pair looked every inch the jetsetting power couple in their sleek matching outfits and accessories, the Daily Mail reported.

While Hurley wore her obligatory skinny black jeans, teamed with a peach coloured T-shirt and a fur gilet, former cricketer Warne also donned

Warne may pick and choose on Big Bash appearances

 Warne may pick and choose on Big Bash appearancesMelbourne, Sep. 10: Veteran Australian leg spinner Shane Warne will be allowed to pick and choose which matches he will play in this year's Big Bash Twenty20 tournament, if he plays at all, says his manager.

The champion leg-spinner's appearance in the Big Bash tournament is clashing with his commentary duties on Channel Nine, for whom he will call the Melbourne and Sydney Tests, and ''''masses of business commitments'''', his manager, James Erskine, said.

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