Shane Warne has retired from all forms of cricket after announcing he will not play at this year's Big Bash tournament with the Melbourne Stars.
Shane Warne factfile
13 September 1969, Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Right-handed batsman, leg break & googly bowler
145 games, 708 wickets, 3,154 runs, 125 catches
194 games, 293 wickets, 1,018 runs, 80 catches
- T20: 73 games, 70 wickets, 210 runs, 18 catches
Australia, ICC World XI, Victoria, Hampshire, Rajasthan, 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.
retired from Test cricket in 2007,
featured in each of the last two seasons of the Twenty20 Big Bash event.
"I think the time is right for me to hang up my Big Bash boots," he said.
"Juggling business, family and commentary commitments across two continents is not easy.
"I've always loved the game but now it's time to observe."
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.
Warne quit all forms of cricket in May 2011
when he left Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League
but announced in
November of the same year that he would feature in the Big Bash tournament.