Shane Warne is a famous cricketer from Australia. He is thought of as one of the best bowlers ever to play cricket. He was born on 13 September, 1969. He played his first test match for Australia in 1992. He took more than 1000 wickets in test matches and one-day internationals. Only Muttiah Murahlitharan from Sri Lanka has taken more wickets. In 2004 and in 2005 he was named as the Leading Cricketer in the World.
In 2003 he played in a test match against England. He bowled a ball against Mike Gatting who was a very good batsman. This ball had so much spin it completely confused him. This became known as the Ball of the Century. He stopped playing international cricket in January 2007. He will always be remembered as one of the best cricketers the game has ever known.