Warne confident could still return to Test cricket on whim
Former Australia leg spin legend Shane Warne is confident he could still return to Test cricket on a whim and still excel, were it not for his family priorities trumping cricket.
"If you asked me 'Can I come out and play a Test match tomorrow?' I'd have absolutely no doubt I could rip them out of the rough and turn them square, all that sort of stuff," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Warne, as saying.
"But playing international cricket is a huge commitment. Playing Twenty20 is different. You're only bowling 24 deliveries, sometimes you might only bowl eight, sometimes 12. It depends on what the game needs. You don't have to be prepared as you do for a Test match, to bowl 60 overs in a match," he added.
"People say 'You're bowling that well, why don't you play for Australia again?'. I say I if I've got a Test match in two weeks' time I have absolutely no doubt that I could come out and rip 'em and be effective and do pretty well, but that's a commitment to Australian cricket again," he said.
Warne added: "That's a different thing to being committed to the Melbourne Stars. I'm committed to that now and I'm trying to do the best job I can."