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Warne suffers minor burns in cooking mishap on BBL eve

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 12, 2011

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Shane Warne re-acquaints himself with the MCG after signing with the Melbourne Stars in the BBL, November 8 2011
Shane Warne's return to the MCG may be delayed by a cooking mishap © Getty Images
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Shane Warne has suffered serious burns to his bowling hand a mere five days from the Melbourne Stars' first match in the Twenty20 Big Bash League, placing his fitness for the start of the tournament in some jeopardy.

The burns, which Warne relayed to the world via a graphic image on Twitter, were sustained in a cooking accident.

His team was due to take part in a practice match on Monday, though the Stars have indicated that Warne was not scheduled to take part in the fixture.

"Not ideal preparation for practice match today-burning the bowling hand Get better quickly please,any suggestions-HELP," Warne wrote. "Ps no more trying to be a master chef ! Stop and by a bacon roll on the way to the ground next time - silly Shane !"

Cameron White, the Stars' captain, said Warne was confident he would be fit to play on Saturday.

"I saw his hand and I saw the pic on Twitter as well - it's one of those things, it looks a lot worse than probably what it is," White told reporters. "He said to me in the rooms before that he's pretty sure he'll be able to bowl on Wednesday and 100 per cent confident he's going to play on Saturday as well.

"It's just part and parcel of Warney. The boys are really looking forward to playing with him and what he brings to the table - from burning his hand cooking a bacon sandwich to everything that he'll do out on the ground."

Warne's mishap was not the only drama to envelop Melbourne's two T20 teams in the days before the start of the BBL.

Another Star, the Tasmanian allrounder James Faulkner, suffered a dislocated finger in the field during the practice match, while the Renegades' Brad Hodge has suffered a hamstring injury. Simon Helmot, the Renegades coach, said he felt "sick" after confirmation that Hodge had suffered a hamstring tear.

"Obviously when one of your main men go down, it's disappointing," he said. "He was a bit dejected at the time, he was really disappointed. But he's a competitor, he'll do everything possible to get himself right as soon as possible."

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Posted by   on (December 13, 2011, 8:55 GMT)

@jameswayne: Wow so much vitriol. Shane Warne has nothing to prove. His contributions to Australian cricket are immeasurable, but all you people can do is denigrate him for his choice of lifestyle post-retirement. Give it a rest. Better yet, YouTube Shane Warne and watch some highlights of his career - perhaps then you'll see what he has done for Australian cricket. Jeez.

Posted by brenno23 on (December 13, 2011, 0:38 GMT)

@Paullie, uhh, that is how Faulkner is spelt. Both the BBL and the IPL have made T20 overkill, too many matches, too much hype, for what are really competitions of no consequence beside commercial gain.

Posted by timmyw on (December 12, 2011, 23:13 GMT)

@jameswayne - That's a bit harsh. This bloke pounded his body for years for Australia, and gave us years of unprecedented success. He doesn't owe anyone anything, I think he's earned the right to do what he wants. Also, he has put in tons of work behind the scenes to help Australia's bowlers. They just weren't very good, that's not his fault. Also Australian cricket didn't treat him very well, I don't give two hoots what he did off the field he should have been captain of the Australian team instead of Ponting and probably even Waugh. So what's he done for Australian cricket? Bucket loads, a lot more than you. Leave him alone.

Posted by Baundele on (December 12, 2011, 19:53 GMT)

Good luck, Warnie! He is still a magician and can win matches both as a bowler and as a strategician. The incident, however, makes a good betting cause: will Warnie play, or will he not? :D

Posted by   on (December 12, 2011, 17:55 GMT)

I'm a big fan of Warne .... love to see him on bowling again .... i would suggest to apply HONEY on burns .....it will be cured .... it's ancient way of doing in INDIA. GET WELL SOON WAAAAAARRRNEEEEEEEEEEEEE ............ :)

Posted by Trapper439 on (December 12, 2011, 14:58 GMT)

@satyam.sharma: Who are you replying to, exactly? Nobody has claimed that the BBL will come close to the IPL. People only "bash" the IPL because it's T20, which is a clearly inferior form of cricket to Tests and ODIs. I don't watch the IPL, and I won't be watching the BBL either, because T20 is hit-and-giggle rubbish.

Posted by bohurupi on (December 12, 2011, 14:28 GMT)

Sorry about that! Shane... looks pretty bad. Get a gracious woman for good (if you haven't yet) and delegate the job to her...will surely do lot better!!!

Posted by PiyushD on (December 12, 2011, 13:53 GMT)

Australia will be better off to get Warnie back just for his bowling and then may be field with 10 players, he looks so fit even today and better bowler than any in current australia squad.

Posted by Satmat1 on (December 12, 2011, 13:32 GMT)

Looks like Warney is finding Liz Hurley 'too hot to handle'

Posted by rhtdm302 on (December 12, 2011, 13:25 GMT)

IPL and BCCI to blame!!!!!

Posted by jameswayne on (December 12, 2011, 12:36 GMT)

I suppose Shane Warne should start a career in cooking because we have all seen enough of him. What has he done for the spinners of Oz since he has retired? Yes, he has got time for Bingo, a lot more time for the disgusting piece of rubbish called IPL where you get paid easy money for just showing up. What is Shane Warne doing for Australian cricket at the moment? Nothing to be precise. Just coming on some websites and trying to show his concerns for Australia is all mere hogwash. He has time for the rubbish IPL but no time for the young players of Australia. Everyone can see that Australia are lacking in the department of spin. But what does Warne do? Knowing fully well that Australia are in a crisis, he still has time to go to England and India to teach the art of spin to their youngsters, but has no time for Australian cricket.

Posted by 200ondebut on (December 12, 2011, 12:31 GMT)

he could sling it down left handed and trouble most of the test side!!!!

Posted by TTking on (December 12, 2011, 12:30 GMT)

Warney stick to bowling and leave the frying......

Posted by Gizza on (December 12, 2011, 10:11 GMT)

As legendary as Warnie is, there is a problem when a bloke who has retired from international cricket 4 years ago gets so much media coverage. I wonder how this affects the current crop's confidence levels. Same thing happened to WI when Ambrose and Walsh retired. So much talk about the fearsome foursome and the fearsome Richards and Haynes must have annoyed and added extra pressure to the declining 90's WI team. Mind you it will be even worse for India when Tendulkar and Dravid retire. The media scrutiny on the No. 3 and 4 spots will be immense and they will always nostalgically talk about the golden generation.

Posted by   on (December 12, 2011, 9:59 GMT)

get well soon warne!!!!! wish if we could see u in action in all the matches of MCG

Posted by satyam.sharma on (December 12, 2011, 9:44 GMT)

It is already obvious that the BBL won't get even close to the IPL -- in terms of skill of the players involved and the level of cricket (a measly 20 international players in all the squads?!), or in terms of the hype, money and business success (it's not football, nor is it cricket in India). But I wonder whether the Big "Bash" League will get as much BASHED on Cricinfo (by columnists, commentators and fans alike) as does the IPL.

Posted by   on (December 12, 2011, 9:34 GMT)

he'll pull out one of his teeth and cut his lip opening a stubby of beer next.

Posted by RandyOZ on (December 12, 2011, 9:32 GMT)

Bad luck warney! Doesn't matter you can spin it on glass anyway!

Posted by rienzied on (December 12, 2011, 8:21 GMT)

I guess the drama of Hurley's acting seems to have rubbed off on Warney... come on, harden up princess and bowl your 4 overs....

Posted by   on (December 12, 2011, 7:02 GMT)

not the first time Shane has had his fingers burnt for going places they shouldnt...

Posted by   on (December 12, 2011, 6:18 GMT)

Go RENEGADES - The best team in the comp. \BoomBoom/ \o/

Posted by ygkd on (December 12, 2011, 6:14 GMT)

Dear Shane, can't Liz cook?

Posted by jmcilhinney on (December 12, 2011, 5:41 GMT)

Oh yeah, I'd be taking advice on how to treat a serious burn from Twitter!

Posted by woodhaven on (December 12, 2011, 2:53 GMT)

BBL will be more successful than IPL--i believe

Posted by donda on (December 12, 2011, 2:02 GMT)

I think Warne can bowl better than any world bowler today even with bruised hand. He need some treatment and will be fine in two three days. I would still have him in my team because even with his bruise hand he can get 3 or 4 wickets easily.

Posted by __PK on (December 12, 2011, 1:45 GMT)

Clearly Warnie hurt his texting hand, which is why he forgot the U in "buy". Or maybe that was fault of the unidentified author of this article, judging by the spelling of "Faulkner". What's up with U's?

Posted by dsig3 on (December 12, 2011, 0:56 GMT)

This is a very common injury in Australia.

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