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Shane Warne is arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Success on the pitch meant fame, money and adulation off the field. But with it came at a price.In a new Amazon Prime Video documentary, simply titled Shane, the 52-year-old opens up a…

Shane Warne is arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Success on the pitch meant fame, money and adulation off the field. But with it came at a price.

In a new Amazon Prime Video documentary, simply titled Shane, the 52-year-old opens up about the highs and lows of his life and career, from mastering the art of spin bowling to the demise of his 10-year marriage to Simone Callahan. 

"I can't shy away that I put my family second to be the best I possibly could be for Australia and the best player I could," Warne said in the documentary.

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Shane Warne after taking his 600th Test wicket at the 3rd Test England v Australia at Old Trafford 2005.

"I was always emotionally invested and I was always present with my family when I was with them. But when I was with cricket, cricket was my priority and cricket was my focus. To be as good as I was, I had to be selfish at times, and most of the time I was." 

With Shane's career on the rise, Callahan, now 52, made the decision to relocate to the UK in 2005 with their three children — Brooke, now 24, Jackson, now 22, and Summer, now 19 — to support the cricketer.

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Simone Warne and Shane Warne in 2007.

"We were going to set up a life in England. I had done the whole school, 'See you later', had the goodbyes, had the farewells, 'Kids, we're moving to England…'" the yoga instructor recalled in the documentary. 

But their lives were rocked the second they touched down in the UK.

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"Unfortunately, there was a story that broke with me and two women just before they landed and as they landed that was there and Simone read that story," Warne recalled.

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Shane Warne and then-wife Simone Callahan.

In a separate confessional, Callahan remembered: "It was a succession of papers of Shane's with this one, Shane's with that one, Shane's with this one … and that as pretty much the first week when I was in England with the kids and my life was pretty much turned on its head."

"It was heartbreaking, of course," she added. "I just didn't want to be in England. I had to come home. It wasn't even a two-week turnaround before I came back to Australia."

Brooke got emotional in the doco when asked if she recalled the incident. 

Shane Warne with his children Summer, Jackson and Brooke.

"That was the first time I had seen Dad in a bad light," she said of the "horrible" ordeal. "My whole image of him had been broken." 

As Brooke and her siblings returned to Australia with their mother, Warne said he found it hard to focus on the Ashes at the time. 

"I think that was the lowest because I had nothing to do with anything else," he recalled. "The impact on my children … I didn't get to see my children and they couldn't get to see me and it was my fault. To try and live with that at that time, and to go out and play for your country in an Ashes Series, was it was s--t. It was bloody hard." 

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Warne and Callahan officially divorced in 2005 but attempted to reconcile before parting ways again in 2010 — the same year he was first linked to Elizabeth Hurley, 56. The athlete was seen kissing the British model and actress in London while she was in the process of divorcing businessman Arun Nayar.

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In October 2011, four months after her divorce from Nayar was finalised, Warne and Hurley announced their engagement. Unfortunately, they never made it down the aisle as the pair split in 2013, but Warne says they are still good friends.

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Shane streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video from January 25. 

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