Legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne, is often credited for saving the art of leg-spin bowling in cricket. There was a time when wrist spinners were on the verge of extinction. In such times, Warne emerged as the saviour of this facet of the game.
When someone of Warne’s stature enters a game, a lot of young kids automatically feel the urge to follow such an individual. Warne made his Test debut during the New Year’s Test of 1992, against India at Sydney. In 145 Test matches, Warne picked up 708 wickets at an average of 25.41, a strike rate of 57.4 and an economy rate of 2.65.
In his decade and a half long career, Warne registered 37 five-wicket hauls and 10 10-wicket match hauls with best bowling in an innings figures of 8-71 and best bowling in a match figures of 12-128. He held the record of most wickets in Test matches before Muttiah Muralitharan broke it in 2007.
Watch some of the best Test wickets of Shane Warne: