Former Aussie Test spinner was a world-beater; now his latest test is to beat the flab and reduce his expanding waistline
SHANE WARNE’S waistline seems to have taken a turn for the worst.
The ex-Aussie spin king has weaved some magic in his time but there looks to a slim chance of him measuring up like the old days any time soon.
Admittedly Warne, 47, has seen his waistline fluctuate over the years.
But compared to the period in his life when he was engaged to actress Liz Hurley he sure looks as though he needs to shed a few pounds.
The former cricket world-beater displayed his latest paunch when he hit the golf course in Melbourne.
A growing stomach and a short, grey and red beard certainly contrasted with his old fighting weight.
Warne was spotted walking the golf course with a male friend, giving his mate a few pointers along the way.
To his credit he carried his clubs, opting not to get a golf buggy or put his bag on a holder with wheels.
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A few weeks ago, Warne was facing criticism for his appearance, although it was his beard rather than his weight that caused the stir.
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After one fan compared his stubble to the recently-departed George Michael, ex-fiancee Hurley commented: “Good god — a beard????”
Now it’s the leg-spinner turned-businessman-turned-commentator who is in the spotlight for his portly look.
It will be a fat shame if he becomes the subject of ridicule after all the pleasure he’s given to cricket fans worldwide.
For while Shane has put on a few pounds he did take an almighty 708 Test wickets…