The man who led a young bunch of Royals to IPL glory in the very first season is back at the helm of affairs as the Rajasthan Royals make their way back to the tournament after a two year wait. Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has been appointed as the mentor of Rajasthan Royals ahead of IPL 2018 and will assist fellow Australian, Steve Smith to recreate the magic of 2008. Warne had captained the Royals between 2008 and 2011 where he also played the role of the coach for the side.
During his stint with the team, Warne picked up 57 wickets in his 55 appearances at an impressive economy of just over 7, but he will always be remembered more for his style of captaincy which won Rajasthan the inaugural IPL title. Warne himself is clearly delighted to don the blues of the Royals once again, as he tweeted about his return to the team in his new role:
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 13, 2018
Listen in to what the man himself had to say about what it was like to lead a young and diverse team, when we caught up with him:
And finally, here’s what Warne had to say about his return to the Rajasthan Royals in this video posted by him on Instagram.