Warne feels the burn
Spinner posts Twitter picture of damaged hand
Last Updated: 12/12/11 12:18pm
Shane Warne: A doubt for Melbourne's Big Bash opener
Shane Warne could miss Melbourne Stars' Big Bash opener after burning his bowling hand in what reports claim is a cooking accident.
The 42-year-old, who has come out of retirement to play in the tournament, posted a picture on Twitter of his hand showing large blisters on three of his fingers with his little finger the worst affected.
The former Australia leg spinner wrote: "Not ideal preparation for practice match today-burning the bowling hand. Get better quickly please, any suggestions-HELP."
Stars captain Cameron White insisted Warne was never scheduled to take part in the practice match and is optimistic he will be fit to face the Sydney Thunder at the MCG.
"I saw his hand and I saw the pic on Twitter as well - it's one of those things, it looks a lot worse than probably what it is," White said after the Stars' five-wicket win over Melbourne Renegades.
"He said to me in the rooms before that he's pretty sure he'll be able to bowl on Wednesday and 100 per cent confident he's going to play on Saturday as well.
"It's just part and parcel of Warney. The boys are really looking forward to playing with him and what he brings to the table - from burning his hand cooking a bacon sandwich to everything that he'll do out on the ground."