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Shane Warne

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Subject(s): Shane Warne
Sport: Cricket

Location: MCG, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Unveiled: 22/12/2011
Sculptor: Louis Laumen
Material: Bronze
Status: In Situ

Inscribed on plinth: SHANE WARNE. Named one of Wisden's five greatest cricketers of the 20th century, Shane Warne dominated world cricket for 15 years. He revived the art of leg-spin, combining prodigious spin and drift with unerring accuracy and subtle variations. Charismatic and fiercely competitive, Warne captured 708 Test wickets and 293 one-day international victims. His dismissal of England's Mike Gatting (1993) is regarded as the Ball of the Century.Many of the Victorian's finest moments - launching his career with 7/52 to destroy West Indies (1992), an Ashes hat-trick (1994) and his 700th Test wicket (2006) occurred at the MCG...where he was a hero. Australia Post [logo]. MCC [logo]. A TRIBUTE TO OUR SPORTING LEGENDS. A GIFT TO A SPORTING NATION FROM AUSTRALIA POST. SCULPTOR: LOUIS LAUMEN.

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