Shane Warne took 708 wickets in 145 Test appearances © Getty Images
Shane Warne took 708 wickets in 145 Test appearances © Getty Images

Australia spin legend Shane Warne on Wednesday picked Mark Taylor as the best captain in his opinion, aside from a host of other revelations. Warne, who played 145 Tests and 194 One-Day Internationals (ODI) between 1992 and 2007, also picked Bob Simpson as his favourite coach, Ian Healy as the best wicketkeeper and Mark Waugh as the best all-round fieldsman. Warne, who was part of the recent Ashes 2015 in the capacity of a commentator, took to his official Twitter account to make public his thoughts. Warne also picked Australia’s 1993 Ashes tour of England and 1994 tour of South Africa as his all-time favourites. Shane Warne: 7 numbers that highlight his genius


Hello followers. Have been asked a few questions of late about what happened in the last Ashes series etc ! So will put…

Posted by Official Shane Warne on Wednesday, 26 August 2015


It was in the two aforementioned tours where Warne first rose to prominence in world cricket. Warne’s bowled the ‘Ball of the Century’ to Mike Gatting in the first Test of the six-match series at Old Trafford, pitching the ball on the leg-stump, with the ball getting a massive turn and hitting the off-stump instead. A bewildered Gatting could barely believe his eyes, as the world just witnessed a spectacle take place. The wily leg-spinner would go on to finish as the highest wicket-taker in that series. Shane Warne: 40 less widely-known facts

Warne further mentioned in the post on his Facebook account that he would be coming up with combined teams from the recent Ashes 2015, along with his summary of the five-match series, which England won 3-2 to regain the urn.