Cricket Legend Shane Warne Pictured in Celtic Top as He Heads to Las Vegas Poker Tournament

Serbia's Novak Djokovic is taught by former Australian cricketer Shane Warne how to bowl
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Legendary Australian cricketer turned commentator Shane Warne has surprised many of his fans on his Instagram page by wearing a Celtic goalkeeper shirt.

This Aussie cricketer who turned commentator has enjoyed a long cricket career spanning two decades. His career included 300 Test wickets, and it ended in 2007, after the 2007 Ashes Series and a 5-0 win over the Poms who were visiting. 

Warne was born in Melbourne which has a strong Celtic community and he has played football in his youth before switching to cricket and developing his career. 

After Warne retired from Test Cricket, he continued to play shorter versions of the game and he helped establish the Indian Premier League. Also, he helped with establishing the Twenty-Twenty version of the game, which is now very popular. 

There were controversies during and after his playing career with little sign of aging from his playing peek of 20 years ago. 

If he visited Las Vegas last month, he would’ve had a chance to join in with 4,000 other fans enjoying the convention of the North American Celtic Supporters Clubs. However, he is on his way now, and he was indeed spotted in the Celtic top. 

This Aussie cricket legend was pictured traveling to Las Vegas wearing a Celtic top. The 49-year-old cricketer is in Las Vegas to attend the World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Shane Warne posted a picture of himself on Instagram to let his fans know that he is on his way to Las Vegas. But what surprised everyone the most is that he was wearing the Celtic goalkeeper’s top and in his post, Warne said: “Hello Vegas! On the way to day 1 of the Wolrd Series of Poker main event!”

Shane Warne has joined the long list of celebrity Celtic supporters with this picture and stunned his 985,000 followers. 

Everyone was a bit perplexed as to why would this Aussie cricketer wear the new goalkeeper top, but it appears that he might have a soft spot for Celtic. This was also confirmed in the comments of the Instagram post where a fan asked why he is wearing a Celtic top, to which Warne replayed that he had a “lot of love” for Celtic. 

However, as it turns out, there might be some other reasons for him wearing that top. “Shane Warne is considered to be one of the best cricketers ever. The player-turned-commentator is now a brand ambassador for Dafabet”, explains a professional from top10-casinosites.net. “Many celebrity stars even promote casinos, games, and many other sports teams as well”, he adds. And as a result of their sponsorship, Shane Warne has been seen wearing Hoops kit. 

It all might make sense since Celtic have three Aussies on their books at the moment. This includes Tom Rogic, Faniel Arzani and Leo Mazis. So, it’s no surprise to see Shane Warne showing solidarity with his countrymen, and he subtly proved it with this Celtic top. 

Earlier this summer, Celtic released this shirt, as well as the home kit. Their away kit has just dropped in the past few days. Also, they will be unveiling the third kit at their festival later in July.

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