This is no joke. You read that absolutely correct.
In what can only be described as a sad day for cricket and Australian cricket in particular, I have happened upon rumours that Shane Warne is set to end his cricketing career after the fifth Ashes Test match at the SCG.
At present I can only speculate, however, with his body getting older and the stress of international cricket increasing by the day, along with the accomplishment of regaining The Ashes, Warne obviously feels this is the right time to end his glittering and legendary career.
More press will undoubtedly follow after his formal announcement, but I must take this opportunity to thank Shane for treating us to mastery. He has provided us with memories we will treasure for a lifetime and skills that we will yearn to witness in the future.
I am sure all our readers will join X and I in thanking Shane for his cricketing and entertainment services over the past 14 years.
Thank you Shane, you will be missed.
Update 21/11/06: Rumours are also doing the rounds that Glen McGrath is also set to retire, although word is that he will walk away after the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.
As predicted by us here at The Match Referee and countless other experts the world over, the departure of these two cricketing greats will leave a huge hole in the Aussie bowling lineup. On this tack, guess who's touring downunder next year? More on that later.
We will post for you the video's of the announcements as soon as we practically can. In the meanwhile, be sure to enjoy Sreesanth's School of Dancing.
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