Shane Keith Warne (13 September 1969 – 4 March 2022) was an Australian cricketer. A right-arm leg spinner, he is widely considered as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history.
During the peak of his career, cricketer Shane Warne could turn a Kookaburra for fun. But one thing he never had under control was his weight. Fast forward ten years, Warnie was sporting a much leaner figure.
Speaking on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast, the King of Spin answered the tough questions about his impressive body transformation, including whether he’d gone under the knife.
Warne insisted his fitness journey was au natural, denying any cosmetic work.
“I had people ringing me up saying ‘Warnie’s had his head done, he’s had plastic surgery, he’s looking like Paul Hogan’ because you were looking so good at the footy yesterday,” McGuire joke.
“You have dropped 14kg, what have you been doing?”
The father-of-three opted for a more unconventional route.
“I’ve been doing traditional Chinese medicine, I’ve been doing training and things like that,” Warne responded.
“I’ve dropped 14kg, I’m trying to lose another three or four more to get down to 80kg but I haven’t had any work done to my head. I haven’t had, whatever they call it, fillers, injections and all that sort of stuff!”
It’s was 22 years since the infamous champagne pour at Trent Bridge, but the red-ball specialist admits that alcohol is still his Achilles heel.
“I feel great, I’m 50 this year so and the Ashes is just coming up so I thought now it’s time,” he continues.
“By the end of the summer, England’s summer, I’ll probably be a fat bastard again from drinking pints.”
In a 2021 Men’s Health interview, Warne was asked what his approach was to keeping fit.
Sticking to a routine. Through my career, I fluctuated a little bit with my weight: it was up, it was down, I was super-fit, then not fit. And a lot of that had to do with injuries. Since I’ve retired, the health thing is both physical and mental. With the physical side of things, for probably the last 10 years or so I’ve gotten into a morning routine, whether that’s my push-ups, skipping, boxing, going for a walk or going to the gym and getting on a treadmill. I try to do something at least a few times a week.
A lot of people underestimate it. Fitness is about feeling fresh and happy. We’re all busy. There’s never enough time in the day. But I’m very structured and very disciplined. I’ve got a whiteboard and I’ve got diaries. Doing things that I enjoy helps my mental health, like playing golf a couple of days a week and walking a course for four hours. I’ve got a lot on my plate in terms of business things and being a bit of an entrepreneur, and I think the fitter you are and the happier you are, the better decisions you make.
In September 2013 at the Dunhill Links Championship’s pro-am at St Andrews Shane shot a 71 off the stick. He tweeted that it was his best round ever.
Shane Warne went close to winning the 2021 Alfred Dunhill Links Teams Championship, finishing tied for second.
The great man managed to nab a hole-in-one at the 16th hole at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club — the site of the prestigious US Masters every year.
The 16th is a par 3 170-yard hole, although Warnie was only playing 155 yards.
Shane Warne tragically passed away on the 4 March, 2022 in Thailand of a suspected heart attack aged 52.