The former Australian captain Shane Warne is back to the Rajasthan Royals team as a mentor. He will be mentoring the team for IPL 2018. He is the captain when the team won its maiden title in the IPL inaugural edition in 2008. He played for the franchise for four seasons.
The IPL 2018 is the highly anticipated one due to the return of the franchises Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. The two teams are back into the grounds after a two-year ban on account of Spot-fixing and betting allegations.
There are assumptions that the Australian captain Steve Smith will lead the team and the team is accomplished with Jaydev Unadkat, the most expensive player of the season for this edition in addition to Ben Stokes.
The Australian former skipper will be accompanied by batsman Zubin Bharucha as the head of the cricket. Rajasthan Royals management expressed confidence about Warne’s performance as a mentor. He has a bunch of tasks to perform, both in and out of the field. The management said that Warne should work out with senior players in the team along with the captain to build strategies and work on them tactfully.
Warne expressed his delight about getting back into the team and said that Rajasthan Royals has always been close to his heart and he is overwhelmed with the love and affection the franchise and fans of Rajasthan Royals showered on him.
Speaking about the team composition, Warne said: “We have a strong, young and energetic bunch of boys and I am looking forward to work with them.”
This former leg-spinner led the Rajasthan Royals Franchise for three editions from 2008-11 and he played 52 matches and took 56 wickets. Later, he guided the team in continuation to his service to the franchise.