Shane Warne, Rajasthan Royals
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Rajasthan Royals (RR) mentor, Shane Warne, who is currently in Australia on a break has apologised for his team’s poor show against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday (April 20) night while eventually losing the match by 64 runs.

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Meanwhile, the sad story for the Royals continues as they find themselves at the fifth spot owing to the Indian Premier League’s points table with two wins from five games so far.

Shane Watson, who was part of Royals from 2008 to 2015, tormented his old franchise by blasting a century in only 51 balls as CSK amassed a mammoth 204 for five in their 20 overs.

The swashbuckling Australian all-rounder Watson returned with 106  runs from 57 deliveries including nine fours and six sixes. He absolutely hammered all the bowlers piercing the field with ease.

IPL 2018: Shane Warne Apologises After Rajasthan Royals’ Poor Display in Pune
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Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo provided ample support as Chennai went past 200 with ease.

Royals, in reply, got out for 140 in 18.3 overs after an impressive effort from the Chennai bowlers. Meanwhile, it was an all-round performance that brought Chennai to winning ways.

Shane Warne apologises for the loss:

Warne, who won the title with Rajasthan way back in 2008 as a skipper, has come back to help his script a historic comeback.

However, things haven’t gone the way he expected. Although he apologised but seemed determined to turn things around. He also urged the fans to be patient and support their favourite team.

Apologies to all the @rajasthanroyals fans as that was a terrible display tonight in all 3 departments. The boys are trying & will come good so don’t lose hope, stay patient – we will get it right. Win the next 2 games and be 4/3 at the halfway stage – 2/5 is not ok !#IPL2018,”  Warne tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Royals plays their next game against Mumbai Indians on April 22 (Sunday).

Also read: Two outstanding victories put Kolkata back in track – Jacques Kallis

Ankush Das

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