Published On: Fri, Apr 30th, 2021

Shane Warne reveals he did not meet son Jackson until he was months old

Shane Warne has revealed the sacrifices he made during his illustrious cricketing career. 

While the athlete travelled the world competing for Australia, he often spent months away from his family. 

Now 51 and retired from the sport, Shane says that spending time with his three children over the past year during the pandemic has been a blessing. 

Away: Shane Warne (left) has revealed the sacrifices he made during his illustrious cricketing career – including being away for months after his son, Jackson, now 21, (right) was born 

‘I wasn’t a nine-to-five dad who came home every night,’ he told A Current Affair on Friday.

‘They had to do months on end, watching dad on the TV because I was playing cricket for Australia’ he told A Current Affair on Friday. 

Shane went on: ‘One of the biggest sacrifices is that you’re away from your family for a long period of time. It’s not easy, it’s really tough.’ 

Blessed: Now 51 and retired from the sport, Shane told A Current Affair on Friday that spending time with his three children over the past year during the pandemic has been a blessing

Blessed: Now 51 and retired from the sport, Shane told A Current Affair on Friday that spending time with his three children over the past year during the pandemic has been a blessing

Pain: 'I wasn't a nine-to-five dad who came home every night,' he said. 'They had to do months on end, watching dad on the TV because I was playing cricket for Australia'

Pain: ‘I wasn’t a nine-to-five dad who came home every night,’ he said. ‘They had to do months on end, watching dad on the TV because I was playing cricket for Australia’

He added:  ‘Now, these days, you have FaceTime and everything else, then it was completely different.’ 

Shane said that cricketers would be too busy playing to ‘go hone for births’ and admitted he did not meet his son, Jackson, 21, who was born in 1999, until the tot was months old.  

‘I didn’t see my son until he was a few months old because I was in the middle of the World Cup, and I wasn’t going to leave the World Cup. It was just a different time’. 

Baby love: Shane said that cricketers would be too busy playing to 'go hone for births' and admitted he did not meet his son, Jackson, who was born in 1999, until the tot was months old. Pictured together in 2001

Baby love: Shane said that cricketers would be too busy playing to ‘go hone for births’ and admitted he did not meet his son, Jackson, who was born in 1999, until the tot was months old. Pictured together in 2001

Busy! 'I didn't see my son until he was a few months old because I was in the middle of the World Cup, and I wasn't going to leave the World Cup. It was just a different time'. Shane is pictured far right in 1999

Busy! ‘I didn’t see my son until he was a few months old because I was in the middle of the World Cup, and I wasn’t going to leave the World Cup. It was just a different time’. Shane is pictured far right in 1999

However the proud father says that despite his time away from his family, his children have grown up to become people he admires.  

‘It’s just so nice and away they have turned out, I’m proud,’ he told the program. 

‘They all have their own individual personalities, but am proud of them, they are great kids, great young adults,’ Shane said. 

Proud: However the proud father says that despite his time away from his family, his children have grown up to become people he admires. The cricket icon has three children, daughter Brooke, 22, son Jackson, 21, and daughter Summer, 19. All pictured

Proud: However the proud father says that despite his time away from his family, his children have grown up to become people he admires. The cricket icon has three children, daughter Brooke, 22, son Jackson, 21, and daughter Summer, 19. All pictured 

The cricket icon has three children, daughter Brooke, 22, son Jackson, 21, and daughter Summer, 19.

Shane shares his brood with his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, 51. 

The former couple were married from 1995 to 2005. They briefly reconciled once more, but split again for the final time in 2010. 

Exes: Shane shares his brood with his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, 51. The former couple were married from 1995 to 2005. They briefly reconciled once more, but split again for the final time in 2010. Pictured together in 2010 in Melbourne

Exes: Shane shares his brood with his ex-wife, Simone Callahan, 51. The former couple were married from 1995 to 2005. They briefly reconciled once more, but split again for the final time in 2010. Pictured together in 2010 in Melbourne

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