Thursday 21 December 2006
Mitre Wish Shane Good Luck For His 700th Milestone
Warne currently heads the all-time list of wicket takers, ahead of legends like Muttiah Muralitharan, Courtney Walsh, and his own Ashes team-mate Glen McGrath, and to make sure that he reaches the milestone in style, his sponsors Mitre have rewarded him with a pair of gold Zooter boots in recognition of the landmark achievement.
Flown in specially from the UK for the Fourth Test, the Mitre Golden Boots will give Warne a further boost as he continues in his rich vein of form, already having taken 14 wickets in the five Test series – including the scalp of Monty Panesar in Perth which reclaimed the Ashes for Australia.
Shane Warne commented on the milestone by saying:
“It is fantastic for the team to have won back the Ashes in Perth with such an emphatic victory, and I’m hoping that I can continue the celebrations by claiming my 700th wicket at my home ground in Melbourne. It is great to have been recognized by my sponsors Mitre in such a way.”
Mitre’s marketing manager Katrina McCreadie commented, “This will be a huge achievement for the greatest spin bowler of all time. We are extremely proud to have Shane as part of the Mitre family.”