"I was pretty devastated, it was my own fault" - Shane Warne on the lowest point in his life

Warne divorced his wife Simone Callahan in 2005 after 10 years of marriage.

Shane Warne and Simone Callahan | PA

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has opened up about the "lowest point" of his life, as he talked about his relationship breakdown with ex-wife Simone Callahan during a candid conversation with Fox Cricket on day five of the fourth Ashes Test in Sydney.

Recently, Warne has opened up about his divorce from Simone Callahan and the strain of having his personal life played out publicly and how it impacted his family, saying it was the toughest time in his life and all his own fault.

The spin legend’s divorce from his ex-wife was one of the "difficult" moments in his life, especially as it took place during the famous 2005 Ashes series in England.

Notably, Warne and Callahan got married in 1995 and were together for 10 years before parting ways in 2005. They have three children together: Jackson, Brooke, and Summer.

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Warne said on Fox Cricket’s broadcast: “Getting divorced was a difficult time in my life and for my children — and it was my fault. So I have to live with that for the rest of my life so it wasn’t easy.”

He further revealed, “A week before the Ashes series to do that, and then have to drag myself off the canvas and get out there and play in 2005, play against a quality England side … to have the Barmy Army for six hours a day, not just 10 minutes, singing songs, singing ‘Where’s your missus gone?’ Yeah good on you mate, it was a pretty good song.”

Warned signed off by saying, “I’m sitting there worrying about my children that I was hoping I was going to spend three months of the Ashes series with, but because of my own doing they had to turn around and find a flight (back to Australia) so I was pretty devastated with that. That was the lowest point in my life and then I had to go out and play an Ashes series so that was really tough.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 12 Jan, 2022

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