Shane Warne says he would consider an Ashes return

India, Dec. 5 -- Australian great Shane Warne says he would consider coming out of retirement to play in next year's Ashes series against England if asked by Australia captain Michael Clarke.

The 43-year-old leg spinner, who retired in 2007 after taking 708 test wickets including 195 in Ashes tests, said he was happily retired but would consider a comeback if his country needed him.

Warne told reporters on Tuesday "if your best friend says 'mate, I want you to seriously consider making a commitment to Australian cricket and coming back out of retirement'," he might do so.

He said while watching Australia lose the third test to South Africa in Perth this week "I felt like I wanted to jump off the couch and grab the ball."

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.

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