Born in Victoria, Australia in 1969, Shane Warne emerged in the early 1990s as a bowler whom many would now consider the greatest spinner of all time. He made his test debut against India at Sydney in 1991-2. By the end of 1996, he had dismissed Gooch, Atherton, Stewart and Thorpe, England's leading batsmen, six times each in 11 Tests.
The text has been embargoed due to a big serial deal, but we have some idea of the contents. Arguably one of the greatest leg spinners of all time, Shane Warne has taken over 450 wickets since his debut and played his first Test against India in Sydney. By 1996 he had dismissed great batsmen from many Test-playing countries. Voted one of five outstanding bowlers of the 20th Century, Warne was recently described as one of the most adroit spinners of the ball, with superb control of leg spin, the flipper and the googly. His quirkily written autobiography describes many choice moments in his spectacular career. Warne was born in Victoria, Australia in 1969, and he conjures up his early ambition and a colourful narrative account of the various Ashes series in which he has been involved. He offers his personal view on sportsmanship and the relationship between Australia and Sri Lanka, as well as providing cogent observations on captaincy and the leg spinners he respects. He talks candidly about his fascination with gambling and about the conflict between his public and private life.