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First Look: Shane Warne inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

July 19, 2013 22:07 IST

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Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne was formally inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the tea interval on Day 2 of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Friday.

He became the 18th Australian and the 72nd player to receive the honour.

Warne, who was accompanied by his parents and fiancé, was presented a commemorative cap by Alan Isaac, the ICC president.

"When you're now 43 years of age and you're joining those guys that you dream of, just to be spoken in the same breath is very humbling," Warne told Sky Sports News.

"I feel very privileged to be in such great company."

He became the fourth cricketer after Brian Lara, Enid Bakewell and Glenn McGrath to be given the honour within the last 12 months. 


Image: Shane Warne is congratulated by his fiance Elizabeth Hurley after he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during Day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Friday
Photographs: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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Warne was the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets and represented Australia in 145 Tests between 1992 and 2007. He ended his career with 708 Test wickets, at an average of 25.41.

Warne, ended his Test career in Sydney in a series that saw Australia beat England 5-0 to reclaim the Ashes in 2006-07.

The leg spin ace also took 293 wickets in 194 one-day internationals, at an average of 25.73, and was a member of the Australia side that beat Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup final at Lord's, where his teammates included fellow-Hall of Famers Glenn McGrath and Steve Waugh.

His return in the final of 4-33 in nine overs saw Warne named man-of-the-match.

His tally of 3,154 Test runs is the most by any player without making a hundred.


Image: Shane Warne is inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Friday
Photographs: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

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