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Shane Warne retirement “shock”
March 27, 2008, 7:27 pm
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Lusty leggy gets more time for shenanigans

In news which I don’t think has surprised that many, Shane Warne has now retired from Hampshire CCC.  He will only play cricket for Jaipur in the IPL, and his Jaipur/Hampshire team-mate DangerAnus (Dimitri Mascheranas) will take over as club captain.

Warne had this to say..

“My eight years involved with Hampshire have been a wonderful experience. Memories that will last with me forever and likewise the friendships that have been formed at the club,” Warne said.

“Unfortunately I am retiring from all first-class cricket but will participate in the IPL with the Jaipur franchise as captain and coach.

“This was not an easy decision to make but due to some exciting business opportunities and wanting to spend more time with my children, I had to make this call,” Warne, Hampshire’s captain since 2004, added.

“I was very lucky to have played with such a wonderful group of guys, thanks for the great times – thank you very much for your support and friendship.

“To all the fans that have turned up to watch Hampshire play, thank you very much for embracing me as one of you, and supporting me and the team, it meant a lot to me,”

So he’s given up first class cricket to sell hair products.  Fat bastard.

Dimitri DangerAnus, their new captain (how the fuck did that happen? He’s gonna be missing for the start of the season at the IPLS and he doesn’t really play first class cricket, why the fuck would you pick him??) also gave a statement to the press….

“I hope to bring great success to the club and Hampshire supporters,” Mascarenhas said.

“It is a huge honour to be made captain of such a prestigious club, following in the footsteps of the likes of Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Mark Nicholas and the great Shane Warne.”

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Hah, have you seen the ad that goes with that photo? Shane Warne as a baby is friggin’ scary.

Comment by Miss Field

so Mark Nicholas isn’t great? figures.

Comment by Andrew Mosey

Does this mean Shane will have more time to focus on Neighbours cameos?

Comment by A P Webster

I have, I had nightmares for a week…

Mark Nicholas is beyond great, so far beyond it, that he doesn’t need a prefix to his name.

Comment by Suave

AP, this probably means there will be MORE!!

Comment by Suave

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