Shane Warne, Australian spin legend, was left ‘battered and bruised’ after suffering a motorbike accident. The 52-year-old met with an accident on Sunday while riding his bike with his son Jackson.
According to reports in Australian media, Warne “fell off and slid for more than 15 metres” but he didn’t sustain any major injury and visited the hospital on Monday as a precautionary measure.
“I’m a bit battered and bruised and very sore,” Warne, who woke up in pain this morning, told ‘News Corp’.
The former leg-spinner feared he might have suffered a fracture in his foot or damaged his hip.
Warne is likely to recover in time for his broadcasting duties for the Ashes series, beginning December 8 at the Gabba.
He is undoubtedly one of the greatest bowlers to ever step on the field.
During his illustrious international career, Warne picked up 708 Test wickets in 145 Tests for Australia. In 194 ODIs for his team, he snapped up 293 wickets.
In his career, Warne has taken a total of 38 five-wicket hauls. He was also a part of the Australia side that lifted the 1996 and the 1999 ICC men’s cricket World Cup.
In the final of the 1999 World Cup, Warne was named the player of the match. In the summit clash, the leg-spin wizard returned with four wickets under his belt, leaving the Pakistani side high and dry. In the end, Australia registered a handsome 8-wicket victory over their opposition. The big was so big that champions had 179 balls to spare.
His last international match for the kangaroos came in 2007.
Shane Warne was also a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and led the Rajasthan Royals (RR) side to their 1st and only IPL title in the year 2008.
Warne was the first cricketer to reach 700 Test wickets. He also has the unique record of scoring more runs than any other Test player without making a hundred.
In 1993, Warne’s ball that bamboozled Mike Gatting is undoubtedly the best-ever ball that the sport has ever seen. The ball bounced outside the leg stump and came back in sharply. It is famously said that he revived the art of leg-spin.