‘That was the lowest point in my life’ – Shane Warne opens up on divorce with Simone Callahan
The legendary tweaker said that after the incident, it was tough for him to go out and play in the 2005 Ashes.
Updated - Jan 10, 2022 12:03 pm
Former Australia leg-spin bowler Shane Warne went down the memory lane to the time when he separated from his wife Simone Callahan. Back in the year 1995, the duo tied the knots after which they stayed together for 10 years. Warne put forth the opinions on Live TV.
Warne didn’t mince any words in saying that the phase was the lowest point in his life. The legendary tweaker said that after the incident, it was tough for him to go out and play in the 2005 Ashes in the United Kingdom.
I was pretty devastated, says Shane Warne
“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,” Warne told on Fox Cricket’s broadcast.
“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.
“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 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,” he added.
Warne and Callahan also have three children, Jackson, Brooke and Summer. Despite going through troubles in his personal life, Warne came to the party in the Ashes. The veteran picked up 40 wickets from five matches with three five-wicket hauls and two 10-wicket hauls.
Moreover, he notched 249 runs at an average of 27.66 and a strike rate of 70.53 with a top score of 90. Even after a decade following his retirement, Warne’s numbers at the highest level remain insurmountable.