Former Australian legend Shane Warne who was arguably the greatest spinner the world has ever seen is all set to be back in the Rajasthan Royals franchise albeit as a team mentor for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League. It was under Warne that Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural tournament in 2008. Warne was both the captain and coach of the franchise which was loaded with youngsters and no one gave them a chance ahead of the tournament. However they proved the critics wrong and when the final came against the Chennai Super Kings, they were actually the favourites especially after their sensational run in the tournament.
Warne handled his troops to perfections and it was under his leadership that players like Yusuf Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja flourished. It was Warne who gave Jadeja the name “Rockstar”. Even as a bowler he bowled pretty well all through the tournament. He was like a father figure in the dressing room and everyone looked up to him.
He created an amazing atmosphere within the tea which helped them gel together. It was a team effort all through the tournament as young guns raise their hands and delivered the needful for their franchise in the inaugural league. Since 2008, Rajasthan has never won an IPL title. However with the association with Warne yet again and with a solid squad in the wings Royals will be looking forward to change of fortunes for them.
Taking to his Instagram handle. Warne shared a video where he is seen revealing the details of him becoming the mentor of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming edition of the tournament. He recalled the 2008 edition when they won the inaugural year of the tournament. Warne said that the Indian fans have always supported him and in 2008 they backed Rajasthan all the way which eventually helped them seal the deal.
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