Shane Warne who retired from international cricket in 2007 has always been controversies favourite child. Whether it was his antics on the field or off it, the leg-spinner has always maintained a place in the eye of the public world. The entertainment media houses have always taken a keen interest in the love-life of the 48-year-old.
However, this time Warne seems to have had enough as reports emerged this week that his ex-wife Simone was tearing her hair out over their 18-year-old son Jackson’s interest in gambling.
Shane Warne reacted strongly to the story and condemned the tabloid as ‘disgrace’ and called for proper action to be taken against those who print such false stories.
In a series of tweets that Warne posted this week, he said, “Please get your facts straight ! I’ve only ever done one exclusive interview in 25 years & that was with Hello magazine & my ex-fiance @ElizabethHurley — yes it was syndicated too!”
In the 2nd tweet, Shane Warne wrote, “People can say what they like about me. But when these media outlets continue to make up lies & malicious stories about my children with no substance & harass them on a daily basis plus has an emotional affect to us plus other people & their families it’s time to make a stand !!”
Shane Warne played over 15 years of international cricket and finished with over 1000 international wickets – 708 test wickets and 293 ODI wickets.