Shane Warne for RR. Photo- Twitter
Shane Warne for RR. Photo- Twitter

The Rajasthan Royals honored Shane Warne during the game against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Warne, who was Royals’ very first commander, drove the side to a shocking title triumph in the debut version of the competition in 2008.

Last month, the Australia legend had unfortunately died because of a thought cardiovascular failure while on a trip to Thailand; recognitions poured in from around the world for Warne, who is generally viewed as probably the best spinner to have played the game.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson and Shane Warne [photo: Twitter]

RR Pay Tribute To Shane Warne

In front of their match against MI, the Royals additionally posted a seven-minute video commending their title-winning season under the captaincy of Shane Warne, where various players who were essential for the 2008 side – including Mohammad Kaif, Graeme Smith, and Shane Watson – honored the Aussie legend.

Mohammad Kaif and Shane Warne during IPL 2008. Photo- BCCI
Mohammad Kaif and Shane Warne during IPL 2008. Photo- BCCI

The Royals additionally included pieces of Warne reviewing the season, and late Australia incredible shared a fascinating story from the beginning of the season when RR confronted a weighty nine-wicket loss to the Delhi Daredevils.

“First game, we get absolutely hammered by Delhi (Daredevils). Virender Sehwag smashes us.

“So I stood there and said, Boys, have I missed something?’ Everyone started looking around. I said, ‘has someone died? We lost a cricket game. We have still got 13 more games. We are okay’.”

Warne, then, revealed how the mood in the dressing room changed after the side defeated Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) by six wickets.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne [photo: Twitter]
“Next game is at home. I think I got 4/15 (3/19) or something like that. I bowled pretty well, and we won. I walked into the dressing room and they are screaming and yelling and singing. I said, ‘Boys, we can’t go from here to here!’ (making hand-gesture from extreme low to extreme high)” recalled Warne.

Meanwhile, Suryakumar ‘s splendid knock of 51 off 39 balls fueled Mumbai to their maiden win of the IPL 2022. Winless in 8 matches of the new season, Rohit and Co. crushed Samson’s RR by 5 wickets to open their record. Samson-drove RR side is put second on the points table with 6 wins and 3 losses in the league phase of IPL 2022.

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