Hall of Fame date for Warne
Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame this year.
Last Updated: 26/02/12 12:05pm
Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday.
The legendary leg-spinner claimed 708 Test wickets - second only to Muttiah Muralitharan in the all-time list - as well as 293 in one-day internationals.
Warne will be inducted in Monday's Allan Border Medal ceremony in Melbourne.
"To be inducted into the Hall of Fame is just a massive honour, and it makes me feel very proud," Warne said.
"When you look back, so many wonderful players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. To be mentioned in the same breath as some of those cricketers, and to be inducted so soon after my international retirement, is a great privilege.
"I'm thinking about the Allan Border medals that I've attended and listened to people getting up and talking about these wonderful cricketers who played a long time ago, watching some of these guys growing up and as kids pretending I was one of them with my brother in the backyard.
"To be joining such company is something I'm very proud of."
Warne was named as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, while his total of 3,154 Test runs is the highest ever without a century. His will be the 36th name in the Australian Hall of Fame since it opened in 1996.