Rajasthan Royals has appointed Shane Warne as the mentor of the team for the 11th edition of the tournament. In a press release issued by the Rajasthan Royals franchise, Warne said he was associated with a franchise that was very close to his heart.
“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,” he said.
Warne had led the Rajasthan franchise to IPL triumph in 2008. He has picked 56 wickets in 52 IPL games, with his last game being in the 2011 edition.
Speaking 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 Australian cricketer also shared an Instagram video where he thanked the franchise for the opportunity. He signed off saying, "Remember the word 'Halla Bol'" in the video.
"Very excited to be joining the @rajasthanroyals in this years #IPL as team mentor ! #HallaBol," Warne wrote.