Shane Warne retires from Big Bash League, ends cricket career

During his international career, Warne was the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets and represented Australia in 145 Tests between 1992 and 2007. In all, he took 708 Test wickets at an average of 25.41.

updated: July 22, 2013 13:21 IST
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Sydney: Australia great Shane Warne on Monday officially announced his retirement from the game, confirming he will not play with the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League.

The leg-spin legend, who was inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at Lord's on Friday, was instrumental in lifting the profile of the domestic Twenty20 league in its first two seasons and was one of its biggest drawcards.

But the 43-year-old said his time was finally up.

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