Melbourne: Former Australia’s World Cup winner captain Michael Clarke has revealed that veteran leg-spinner Shane Warne had a lot of trouble smoking cigarettes. According to Michael Clarke, Shane Warne often smoked cigarettes before the match. Michael Clarke says that Warne likes to smoke cigarettes. If he was not allowed to bring cigarettes inside the grounds, he would have threatened not to come to the training camp.
Warne used to take cigarettes on the field
Talking to Unlicensed Podcast, Clarke said, “Warne smoked cigarettes while going to the field. He used to try to hide it somewhere in the field. When he ended his cigarette and kept it outside, he knew that it was time for the match.
Shane Warne smoked cigarette
Clarke said, ‘Shane Warne had crossed that limit and whatever used to happen outside the field, he would have left it there. He used to go to the field and put his full emphasis and when he came back, he knew where to put the cigarette. In an interview, Clarke also told that Warne had once removed three pairs of undergarments, three pairs of socks and six packets of cigarettes to keep cigarettes in his luggage.
Shane Warne’s career
Let me tell you that Warne is the second bowler in the world to get the highest wicket in Test cricket. He took 708 wickets playing 145 Tests, including 5 or more wickets in 37 innings and 10 or more wickets in 10 matches. This can be gauged by how deadly his bowling was. At the same time, he took 293 wickets in 194 ODIs.