06 May '11, 12pm

Cricket: Warne set to quit after IPL

Cricket: Warne set to quit after IPL

NEW DELHI: Australian bowling legend Shane Warne Friday said he will quit all professional cricket after the current Indian Premier League season, bringing the curtain down on an extraordinary career. "Yes this is my last year playing IPL," Warne, 41, posted on his Twitter account. "I will miss the IPL but it's been fun for the last 4 seasons... I've had a great time -- but it's time to say goodbye to IPL. "Thanks for kind words re my bowling - but it's 100 percent my last four games of professional cricket unless we make finals." The leg-spin great, widely considered one of the best bowlers ever, took 708 Test wickets before retiring from international cricket after winning the Ashes series in 2006-07. In 2008 he withdrew from first-class cricket in Britain, where he had played for Hampshire, and only prolonged his on-field involvement with the game in the high-profile an...

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