R.I.P. Shane Keith Warne (13 September 1969 – 4 March 2022)
For a guy who grew up thinking only of AFL football, it’s almost an accident that Shane Warne became the greatest cricketer of a generation. Not making the grade for AFL proved a pivotal turning point for 19 year-old Shane, driving him to transform himself and master the difficult art of spin bowling.
When success came, so did fame, adulation, money and prestige, but tabloid scandals threatened his career. From the lows of a twelve month ban, he rebuilt his cricket career and his reputation as one of the most ferocious competitors on the planet, admired and revered by millions.