23 Jul 2013

Warne retires from all cricket

6:07 am on 23 July 2013

Shane Warne has retired from all forms of cricket after announcing he will not play in this year's Big Bash tournament with the Melbourne Stars.

The 43-year-old Australian is the second-highest Test wicket-taker of all time with 708 in 145 Tests, as well as 293 more in 194 one-day internationals.

Warne, who retired from Test cricket in 2007, featured in each of the last two seasons of the Twenty20 Big Bash event.

Warne bowed out of Test cricket after helping Australia to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England in 2007.

The Australian retired from the first-class game in 2008 after a spell captaining English county side Hampshire.