Australia spin legend Shane Warne has announced his retirement from the Big Bash League, citing person reasons.

"I think the time is right for me to hang up my Big Bash boots — juggling business, family and commentary commitments across two continents is not easy. I've always loved the game but now it's time to observe. It's going to be a huge summer for Australian cricket. I'm really looking forward to it and will be closely following the Melbourne Stars," Warne said.

The 43-year-old, who quit Test cricket with 708 wickets in 2007, has been active in domestic Twenty20 leagues. He captained the unheralded Rajasthan Royals to the inaugural Indian Premier league (IPL) title in 2008.

After four seasons in the IPL, Warne signed up for Melbourne Stars as a marquee player in the inaugural 2011-12 BBL season.

(With inputs from PTI)