Shane Warne is one of the most fascinating sports people on the planet. You might not follow cricket, you may never have even seen Warne on the cricket field, yet you know who he is, what he looks like and what is going on in his personal life at any given time. Selected as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, Warne dazzled opposition batsmen and cricket fans alike with his bowling on the field, and his outspokenness and scandals off it. Gideon Haigh, one of the world's most celebrated cricket journalists, tackles this great personality in his unique style. How has Warne shaped sport and how has sport has shaped him? Who is the real man behind the back page and front page headlines?
Gideon Haigh has been writing about sport, business, both and neither, for almost 30 years. His most recent cricket book, On Warne, won the MCC/Cricket Society and the British Sports Book Awards prizes as the cricket book of the year. He lives in Melbourne.