Shane Warne describes Ashes 2005 As his Favorite Ashes Memory

Published 04/11/2020, 4:49 AM EDT


Former Australian spinner Shane Warne named Ashes 2005 as his most special series even though the Australians lost the series.

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Ashes 2005 was a historic series for the England team as they won the tournament after a gap of 18 years. Also, the series featured a handful of greatest cricketers. It is one of the most iconic series of all time. 

The England team defeated Australia by 2-1 in the five-match series. The opening match held at Lord’s was won by Australia. However, they lost the second and fourth match to the hosts. 

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The 2005 series has recently gained the limelight again after the Australian and England legends started talking about it on their social media. A few days ago Ricky Ponting spoke about the memorable series. He had described it as one of the all-time great Test series. Now, the Australian cricketer Shane Warne uploaded a video signifying the importance of that series in his life. 

Every Ashes Series was special: Shane Warne

Shane uploaded a video on Friday in which he can be seen sharing his favorite Ashes memories. He was nominated by Alfie. 

Warne started the video saying, “Every Ashes series was special, it was outstanding. The 2005 Ashes series stands out as a special series even though we lost, I played in nine Ashes series and it was the only one I lost. I think the sportsmanship and skill that was in display caught everyone’s attention.”

The 50-year old further added, “Ashes series has always been played in great spirit. Also, we used to have been in each other’s dressing rooms after the close of play. I think that’s what really stands out in my Ashes memories, those friendships have been made for life.”

Shane Warne was one of the best when it came to performing in Ashes. He has the record of taking the most wickets against an opponent in Tests. He had picked up 195 wickets from just 36 matches in his cricketing career. 

The former captain also talked about playing in front of his children during the 2006-07 Ashes. 

He quoted, “Playing in front of your children is always special, so the last Test I played at MCG was in front of my kids and it was special, I managed to take my 700th wicket there.

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