Shane Warne makes his Test debut

On this day, 23 years ago, Shane Warne made his Test debut at Sydney on the basis of his impressive domestic performances in 1991.

Peter Taylor, the then Australian spinner had taken just one wicket in the first two Tests against India in the 1992 series, paved way for the 23-year-old Warne to don the Australian cap.

Though his debut was not as memorable as he wanted it to be, he went on to become the Master of leg-spin and was the first cricketer to take 700 Test wickets.

In the match, Warne bowled 45 overs in the first innings giving away 150 runs, having taken just one priced wicket of Ravi Shastri who scored 206 runs. The match ended in a draw, but it was the start of Warne’s legacy, who is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of the history of the game.

He went on to take 708 Test wickets and retired as the leading wicket-taker.