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Shane Warne. Picture: Shane Warne/Instagram

Shane Warne has come under fire for his shrinking frame after he posted a topless selfie to Instagram.

In an act that some are suggesting was a diversion from his latest scandal, where he was reported to have enjoyed a hotel room tryst with millionaire businesswoman Michelle Mone after reconciling with Elizabeth Hurley, the former cricketer showed off the damage from a paint ball session in the snap.

Warne is seen topless with his torso covered in dark bruises and included the caption: "OUCH !!! This was fun back in Melbourne, but bloody hurt more than being hit by a fast bowler...."

However, social media users were less than impressed by the 44-year-old's stunt, with many calling attention to the spin kin's weight loss.

"C'mon @shanewarne23 bring the gut back, I'll have a few froths and ham cheese toasties with you to get you back on track," one commenter wrote.

Another said: "Eat something. For the love of got, eat something."

Reports recently emerged placing Warne at the hotel of lingerie entrepreneur Mone just hours after he spent a Valentine's weekend with former fiancé Hurley in the UK.

The estranged couple were said to be in the process of reconciling when Warne was seen taking champagne and roses to Mone's ritzy suite on February 16.

Both have taken to Twitter to deny the rumours, with the Ultimo boss saying she would not "meet a guy if he was taken" and Warne dismissing the reports as an "absolute load of rubbish".