Spun Out: The Shane Warne story by Paul Barry

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October 2006, no. 285
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Braham Dabscheck reviews 'Spun Out: The Shane Warne story' by Paul Barry

Spun Out: The Shane Warne story

by Paul Barry

Bantam, $49.95 hb, 552 pp

Buy this book

Spun Out: The Shane Warne story by Paul Barry

Reviewed by
October 2006, no. 285

Shane Warne is one of the greatest bowlers of all time, if not the greatest. Highly competitive and aggressive, he is one of the main factors in Australia’s prolonged dominance in world cricket. He has been involved in a series of controversies, on and off the field. He has been fined for sledging and over-aggressive appealing; and for providing, along with Mark Waugh, information to a bookie (something they both readily admitted, which the Australian Cricket Board tried to cover up). In 2003 he received a one-year ban for taking a banned substance, diuretic tablets, intended, he claimed (and this is not disputed by Barry), to help him lose weight. Off the field, like many leading sporting personalities, he is a serial womaniser.

Braham Dabscheck reviews 'Spun Out: The Shane Warne story' by Paul Barry

Spun Out: The Shane Warne story

by Paul Barry

Bantam, $49.95 hb, 552 pp

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