“Bringing back Shane Warne is also a way of giving back to our fans who have stood by us in trying times. As we are looking to build a strong team that can be in contention for the title, we believe Warne is the right person to mentor the Rajasthan Royals.”
Legendary Australia spinner Shane Warne has been appointed as a mentor by the Rajasthan Royals franchise ahead of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League(IPL).
The maverick leg-spinner has a long history with the IPL outfit whom he famously led to the title in the maiden edition during 2008.
His appointment was confirmed by the franchise on Tuesday and only last week Warne himself had posted a tweet which led to speculation that he might be in the fray to be associated with the franchise in some manner for the upcoming edition.
“Looking forward to making an announcement to you guys this week which I’m very excited about & yes it involves the #IPL2018,” the 48-year-old had written on Twitter.
“He is a legend of the game and what he has achieved in Rajasthan Royals is unmatchable,” Royals co-owner Manoj Badale said, reacting to Warne’s appointment.