Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Rajasthan Royals appoint Shane Warne as mentor

By Unnikrishnan
Shane Warne

Bengaluru, February 13: Rajasthan Royals on Monday (February 13) appointed legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne as their mentor.

Warne To Mentor Rajasthan Royals In IPL 11

Warne will be associated with the franchise for the 2018 IPL.

Read in Kannada | Telugu

"Rajasthan Royals holds a very special place in my cricketing journey. I am overwhelmed by the love and affection showered on me by the franchise and fans of Rajasthan Royals," said Warne in an Instagram video.

On the appointment of Warne, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Manoj Badale said: "Bringing back Shane Warne is also a way to giving back to our fans who have stood by us in trying times."

The Aussie leg-spinner who has 708 Test wickets, had led Royals to a stunning title win in the first edition of the IPL in 2008.

Warne has taken 56 wickets in 52 IPL games and he last played in the IPL in 2011.

Last week itself Warne had indicated his return to Royals through his twitter handle saying: "Looking forward to making an announcement to you guys this week which I'm very excited about & yes it involves the #IPL2018."

Royals will be led by Australian skipper Steve Smith in this year's IPL after the franchise retained him ahead of the IPL auctions that held in Bengaluru last month.

Apart from Smith, Royals have England all-rounder Ben Stokes, pacer Jaydev Unadkat, India batsman Ajinkya Rahane and England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler.

For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Love Cricket? Prove it! Play myKhel Fantasy Cricket here

    Story first published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 13:21 [IST]
    Other articles published on Feb 13, 2018
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more