Sport 24 – New Delhi – Australian spin legend Shane Warne has been reunited with the Rajasthan Royals, as the Indian Premier League (IPL) club announced on Tuesday he will mentor the side he once captained to victory.

Summary

  • New Delhi – Australian spin legend Shane Warne has been reunited with the Rajasthan Royals, as the Indian Premier League (IPL) club announced on Tuesday he will mentor the side he once captained to victory.
  • Warne, who lead the Royals as they clinched the IPL cup in its inaugural edition in 2008, re-joins the franchise as they return to the lucrative Twenty20 league after a two-year ban for illegal betting.
  • The club hopes the 48-year-old leg-spinner will “recreate the old magic” he brought to the Royals as captain – and later coach – in the IPL’s first four seasons, it said in a statement.
  • IPL teams are known to keep retired players as coaches and mentors to help motivate the young and senior members in their dug-out.
  • So many talented Indian, international, senior and young players they always support,” said Warne.


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