Shane Warne Timeline
1969 (13th September)
Shane Keith Warne was born to Keith and Brigitte Warne in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Shane attended Hampton High School, Hampton, Melbourne.
Shane Warne transferred to Mentone Grammar School after being offered a sports scholarship.
Warne competed in the Victorian Cricket Association under 16 Dowling Shield competition for the University of Melbourne Cricket Club as a bowler.
Warne became a member of St Kilda Cricket Club.
Shane played football for the St Kilda Football Club under 19 team.
Warne continued to play football for St Kilda and progressed to the reserves team. However, he didn’t progress further and decided to focus on cricket.
Shane Warne was selected to train at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide. He was later dismissed for dropping his trousers.
1991 (15th February)
Warne made his first-class cricket debut playing for Victoria against Western Australia.
Warne played professionally for Accrington Cricket Club in the UK. The club decided not to keep him on for a second year.
Warne was selected for the Australia B and toured Zimbabwe. His team won by 9 wickets.
After his performance in Zimbabwe, Shane was selected for the Australia A team match against the West Indies.
Warne played his first Test match against India. However, his performance was not particularly good.
Warne returned to the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide.
Warne played for Australia against Sri Lanka, and played a role in his team’s victory.
Warne made his name as a spin bowler during the Ashes Test against England, serving what has become known as the ‘Ball of the Century’ with his first ball.
Shane Warne played in three series during the year and was the leading wicket taker in all three, helping Australia to retain the Ashes.
Mark Waugh and Shane Warne were discovered to have given match information to an Indian bookmaker. Both men were fined by the Australian Cricket Board.
1995 (1st September)
Shane Warne married model Simone Callahan.
A series of injuries kept Warne out of the 1996 season.
1997 (27th June)
A daughter, Brooke was born to Shane and Simone Warne.
Shane Warne returned to test cricket and helped Australia retain the Ashes by taking 24 wickets and scoring 188 runs.
Warne had surgery to his shoulder which was injured.
1999 (20th May)
A son, Jackson was born to Shane and Simone Warne.
Australia won the World Cup and Shane was the joint-leading wicket-taker.
It was claimed that Warne sent explicit texts to a British nurse. He was stripped of his position as Vice Captain of Australia.
Warne passed Dennis Lillee’s record 355 wickets.
2001 (12th October)
A daughter, Summer was born to Shane and Simone Warne.
Following Australia’s Test against Pakistan, Warne’s total number of Test wickets had risen to 477.
Warne was found guilty of taking a banned diuretic and given a 12-month suspension. He claimed that his mother gave him a pill to help him lose weight and that he did not know it was a banned substance. While he was banned he worked as a cricket commentator for Nine Network.
Shane launched the Shane Warne Foundation to provide assistance to very sick and underprivileged children.
Shane returned to Test cricket after serving his ban.
TV Channel, Nine Network, announced they would not renew Warne’s contract.
Shane Warne and his wife Simone separated due to Warne’s extra-marital liaisons. After his wife left, Shane began drinking.
By the end of the season, Warne had scored a record 96 wickets.
2006 (21st December)
Warne announced that he would be retiring from Test cricket at the end of the Ashes.
2006 (late December)
When Warne retired from Test cricket he had taken 708 wickets and scored more than 3,000 runs.
Cricket Australia and Sri Lanka Cricket renamed the Australia-Sri Lanka Test Cricket Series the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy in honour of Warne and Sri Lankan coach Muralitharan.
Simone Warne was in England and it appeared that she and Shane might be reconciled.
Simone Warne returned to Australia alone after discovering Shane had been unfaithful.
Shane Warne re-joined Nine Network as a cricket commentator.
Shane was signed as captain for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He remained captain of the team for four years.
Warne signed a two-year agreement with online poker company – 888poker – to represent them at poker events around the world.
Warne was signed as a cricket commentator by Sky Sports.
Warne was seen in public with actress Liz Hurley confirming rumours that they were in a relationship.
Shane Warne and Liz Hurley became engaged after she accepted his proposal.
Melbourne Stars signed Warne as a player to compete in the Big Bash League.
Warne was fined $4,500 and a one match ban for swearing and ‘making inappropriate contact with a player or official’.
Shane Warne retired from all cricket.
The relationship between Shane Warne and Liz Hurley ended.
Warne had a relationship with DJ Emily Scott.
Warne captained the Rest of the World in the Bicentenary Celebration match held at Lord’s cricket ground.
Warne’s deal with 888poker ended.
The Shane Warne Foundation was closed down having failed to make any money for the previous four years.
Warne began working as a cricket commentator for Fox Cricket.
2022 (4th March)
Shane Warne died of a suspected heart attack on Koh Samui island, Thailand.