Shane Warne has described calls for him to come out of retirement and help Australia’s ailing Ashes hopes as “very flattering”, but a return remains unlikely.
The 41-year-old has not played Test cricket since retiring immediately after Australia’s 5-0 whitewash victory over England four years ago. But with Australia in danger of losing the Ashes on home soil for the first time in 24 years, there have been calls in the Australian media for him to return.
Warne, Australia’s all-time leading wicket-taker with 708 in 145 Tests, has not categorically ruled out the possibility and has even mentioned the idea via Twitter in recent weeks. But, despite that, the likelihood of seeing Warne return to Test cricket seems remote given his long absence from the game.
“There has been a bit written in Australia and people have been asking me about making a comeback,” he wrote in the Daily Telegraph. “All I can say is that it is very flattering to hear those words.”
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