Warne stumps up after losing bet

The King of Spin made good on his Champions Trophy bet with India rival Sourav Ganguly during the India-Bangladesh game

Shane Warne has followed through on his Champions Trophy bet and donned the playing shirt of old enemy England.

Warne said he was "in a world of hurt" after putting on the current England playing top.

Warne made the bet with India's Sourav Ganguly as the two former giants of the game were commentating on the Englang v Australia group match at Edgbaston.

Warne had tipped Australia to be a Champions Trophy finalist before the tournament – and it's notoriously poor weather – intervened, while Ganguly favoured England.

That escalated to a bet that the loser of the Group A clash would wear the colours of the side they did not back – England for Warne, Australia for Ganguly – and shout that night's dinner.

So when a Ben Stokes century lead England to a 40-run win that eliminated Steve Smith's team from the tournament with one defeat and two no results from their three Group A matches, Warne was quick to stump up.

Warne donned the England shirt for the second semi-final between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Sunday.


I'm in a world of hurt wearing this shirt right now, but a bets a bet so on with the England shirt ! #CT17 😩

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"I'm in a world of hurt wearing this shirt right now, but a bets a bet so on with the England shirt!" Warne wrote on his social media.

Champions Trophy 2017 Guide

Squads: Every Champions Trophy nation


1 JuneEngland beat Bangladesh by eight wickets

2 JuneNew Zealand v Australia, No Result

3 JuneSri Lanka lost to South Africa by 96 runs

4 June – India beat Pakistan by 124 runs

5 JuneAustralia v Bangladesh, No Result

6 JuneEngland beat New Zealand by 87 runs

7 JunePakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs (DLS method)

8 JuneSri Lanka beat India by seven wickets

9 JuneBangladesh beat New Zealand by five wickets

10 JuneEngland beat Australia by 40 runs (DLS method)

11 JuneIndia beat South Africa by eight wickets

12 JunePakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets

14 JuneFirst semi-final: England lost to Pakistan by eight wkts

15 JuneSecond semi-final: Bangladesh v India, Edgbaston (D)

18 JuneFinal: Pakistan v TBC, The Oval (D)

19 June – Reserve day (D)

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