A world class leg spin bowler and right hand batsmen.

A typically gritty Australian, Warne came back strongly from an operation to his spinning finger.

In a country over dependent on fast bowlers since the days of "bodyline" bowling, Shane Warne is an exceptional finger spinner. Irrespective of the nature of the wicket, Warne can spin the ball sometimes almost at right angles.

He is famous for getting the batsmen bowled around their legs by bowling down the leg side.

In fact, Warne has started a new culture of young cricketers trying to get the googly and the flipper correct.

A popular figure among the fans.