Australian spin legend Shane Warne will bring the curtain down on his stellar professional cricket career for the final time on Friday.

The last chapter in the career of one of the game's finest ever players has been typical of Warne, with the Australian charming and shocking the Indian public during a frustrating final season in charge of the Rajasthan Royals.

On the field, the 41-year-old has struggled for rhythm with his bowling and has suffered the indignity of being repeatedly hit over the ropes by youngsters looking to make their mark in the money-spinning tournament.

And as with so much of his turbulent career, attention has often focused on his off-field exploits, including a bitter row with Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit over a choice of wicket, which led to a fine this week of $50,000.

We take a look at some of the highlights of the last ten years:

Shrugs off marital problems to take 40 wickets in Australia's losing Ashes campaign. Finishes 2005 with 96 Test wickets, a world record that still stands.Reuters Photographer / Reuters
Warne congratulates West Indies' Brian Lara. Warne is the game's second most prolific wicket taker.REUTERS/David Gray
Warne wheels away becoming the first bowler to reach 700 wickets during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 26, 2006.REUTERS/David Callow
Of all test cricketers, Warne has scored the most test runs without hitting a century.REUTERS/David Gray
Australia's Shane Warne (L) and Glenn McGrath leave the field together at the end of England's second innings during the fourth day of the fifth and final Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 5, 2007. Warne retired from Test cricket with 708 wickets in 145 matches.REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
Warne's career was littered with off-field scandals. He announced his divorce from ex-wife Simone in 2006.REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Since retiring from international cricket Warne has been a regular feature on the poker circuit.REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
In 2010 rumours began circulating of an affair between Warne and actress Liz Hurley.REUTERS/Mick Tsikas
Warne will continue his involvement with cricket in the commentary box. His chat show 'Warnie' was cancelled in 2010 before its final episode was aired.REUTERS/Mick Tsikas