Shane Warne reflects on the early days of his sporting career

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Shane Warne reflects on the early days of his sporting career – and the ‘great memories and friendships that will last forever’


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He’s the cricketing superstar known for both his sporting accolades and larger than life personality.

And on Sunday, Shane Warne, 52, was feeling nostalgic as he reflected on his career by uploading a throwback photo of himself to his Instagram account.

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’30 years ago on this day way back in the 1991/92 season – I made my debut for Australia!’ he began alongside the image. 

Legend: Shane Warne, 52, (pictured) shared a throwback photo from the early days of his sporting career on Sunday

Legend: Shane Warne, 52, (pictured) shared a throwback photo from the early days of his sporting career on Sunday

‘I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have played for Oz, and with a great group of men too.’

‘We became the best side in the world for 15 years through hard work & sacrifice – but did it together – which was very very special.’

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Shane went on to describe his extensive career as ‘great times’ and ‘great memories’ and said that friendships were made that will last forever.

Flashback: On Sunday, the retired cricket star was feeling nostalgic as he reflected on his career by uploading a throwback photo to his Instagram account. Pictured in 1992

Flashback: On Sunday, the retired cricket star was feeling nostalgic as he reflected on his career by uploading a throwback photo to his Instagram account. Pictured in 1992

Grateful: 'I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have played for Oz, and with a great group of men too,' he wrote

Grateful: ‘I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have played for Oz, and with a great group of men too,’ he wrote

Now retired from the sport, Shane says that spending time with his three children over the past year during the pandemic has been a blessing.

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‘I wasn’t a nine-to-five dad who came home every night,’ he said during an appearance on A Current Affair earlier this year.

‘They had to do months on end, watching dad on the TV because I was playing cricket for Australia’. 

Away: Earlier this year, Warne spoke of the sacrifices he made during his illustrious cricketing career - including being away for months after his son, Jackson, now 22, (right) was born

Away: Earlier this year, Warne spoke of the sacrifices he made during his illustrious cricketing career – including being away for months after his son, Jackson, now 22, (right) was born 

Shane went on: ‘One of the biggest sacrifices is that you’re away from your family for a long period of time. It’s not easy, it’s really tough.’

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Shane said that cricketers would be too busy playing to ‘go home for births’ and admitted he did not meet his son, Jackson, 22, who was born in 1999, until the tot was months old.  

‘I didn’t see my son until he was a few months old because I was in the middle of the World Cup, and I wasn’t going to leave the World Cup. It was just a different time’. 

Baby love: Shane said that cricketers would be too busy playing to 'go hone for births' and admitted he did not meet his son, Jackson, who was born in 1999, until the tot was months old. Pictured together in 2001

Baby love: Shane said that cricketers would be too busy playing to ‘go hone for births’ and admitted he did not meet his son, Jackson, who was born in 1999, until the tot was months old. Pictured together in 2001

Proud: However the proud father says that despite his time away from his family, his children have grown up to become people he admires. The cricket icon has three children, daughter Brooke, 23, son Jackson, 22, and daughter Summer, 20. All pictured

Proud: However the proud father says that despite his time away from his family, his children have grown up to become people he admires. The cricket icon has three children, daughter Brooke, 23, son Jackson, 22, and daughter Summer, 20. All pictured 

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The cricket icon has three children, daughter Brooke, 23, son Jackson, 22, and daughter Summer, 20.

Shane shares his brood with his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, 52. 

The former couple were married from 1995 to 2005. They briefly reconciled, but split again for the final time in 2010. 

Exes: Shane shares his brood with his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, 51. The former couple were married from 1995 to 2005. Pictured together in 2010 in Melbourne

Exes: Shane shares his brood with his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, 51. The former couple were married from 1995 to 2005. Pictured together in 2010 in Melbourne

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