Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has been renowned for hogging the front pages of tabloids across the world throughout his career. Unfortunately, for Warne it hasn’t been for his cricketing prowess. Although, Warne has had his issues with addiction over the years, it looks like he is finally getting his life back on track after struggling to fill the void of professional cricket. And thankfully he is hitting the news for all the right reasons.
Warne was recently photographed with his girlfriend Emma Scott when they attended a charity poker tournament in aid of prostate cancer in Melbourne. Warne looked as healthy as he has for a long time, and looked very happy with his DJ/model girlfriend.
Warne’s love for poker has been well publicized by the media. But what is positive is the steam that his charity event has started to gather. This October, Warne and his friend Joe Hachem will stage the seventh edition of their Melbourne-staged charity poker event for the Shane Warne Foundation. The event will raise much needed finances to help disadvantaged children across Australia.
His love for poker meant that he forged a friendship with the Lebanese Australian poker player, who in 2006 won his first World Series of Poker bracelet. The two then devised a plan to help raise money for a charity close to both of their hearts. They chose poker because of the global acclaim the sport has garnered ever since the dawn of the first televised WSOP compelled so many to watch. Couple this with the uprising of Internet poker through the first ever innovative wagering site InterCasino that enthralled so many to play online, and the duo thought this was the ideal platform to attract corporate sponsors in aid in raising money.
The event throughout its history has attracted many Australian celebs as well as internationally known stars. Actress Liz Hurley, cricket legend Merv Huges and football stud Leigh Montagna are just some of the names that have attended the event since its inception.
As Warne ploughs all of his efforts into his Foundation and commentary duties, it looks like finally one of cricket’s most famous sons has found peace.