He has been AustraliaÃÂs and the worldÃÂs most loved larrikin in recent times.
The superstar who chased after a nurse with frothy smses; someone who passed on ÃÂpitch and weather reportsÃÂ to a bookie and someone who got himself sent off before the 2003 World Cup after testing positive for a banned diuretic.
And then there are the countless sex scandals that have even gone on to spawn a number of songs, including the hilarious number The Shane Warne Song.
A cerebral cricketer, who remains, in many senses, a primal man, Shane Hollywood Warne also managed to get himself hailed as one of WisdenÃÂs five cricketers of the century and fathered three lovely children along the way. But will he ever grow up?