Former legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, who led the Rajasthan Royals to IPL glory in its inaugural edition, has re-joined the franchise as a mentor and brand ambassador for this year’s IPL.
In a statement released by the franchise, Warne had said, “On my dual role, it’s always a great feeling to be back with Royals – my team, my family. It’s exciting to be working across all elements of this franchise that I love. We have worked towards our vision of becoming a global team that fans around the world love and follow.
“This season, I am looking forward to working as a team mentor and joining up with an excellent backroom staff in Zubin Bharucha (head of cricket) and Andrew McDonald. Hopefully, we can have a successful season and achieve big things in the coming months.”
Rajasthan Royals COO Jake McCrum said on Warne’s re-appointment, “He is one of the all-time greats of the game and is very special to us here at Rajasthan Royals. Shane is someone who exemplifies our vision of driving innovation and we’re delighted to have him with us supporting both the growth of our franchise globally, while also motivating our players for success on the field.”
Rajasthan Royals begin their IPL 2020 campaign against Chennai Super Kings on the 22nd of this month.