Shane Warne’s Exclusive IPL Franchise The Rajasthhan Royals’ Heartfelt Tribute following Australian Legend death. Who played 55 matches for the Royals between 2008 and 2011 and was instrumental in the development of a number of young Indian cricketers who were part of the Royals squad at the time.
Shane Warne’s one and only IPL franchise, the Rajasthan Royals, paid a moving tribute to the legendary Australian cricketer, who died on Friday of a “suspected heart attack” at the age of 52. (March 4, 2022). Furthermore, Warne led the “underdogs” Rajasthan Royals to the IPL title in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008. That triumph 14 years ago remains RR’s only IPL title to this day.
Between 2008 and 2011, Warne played 55 matches for the Royals, and he was also instrumental in grooming a slew of young Indian cricketers who were part of the Royals’ squad at the time. Moreover, The legendary leg-spinner had a soft spot for Ravindra Jadeja and Yusuf Pathan, both of whom played important roles in the Royals’ early success in the IPL. Warne also served as the Royals’ mentor after deciding to retire as a player.
Rajasthan Royals’ full statement following Shane Warne’s death
“Shane Warne. The name stands for magic. Our first Royal; the man who made us believe that impossible is just a myth. A leader who walked the walk, talked the talk, and turned underdogs into champions. Also A mentor who turned everything he touched into gold.
“We don’t have the words to express what we truly feel at the moment but what we know is that the world is poorer today, as it will now exist without his smile, his brilliance, and his attitude to live to its fullest. We are completely heartbroken as are millions of cricket fans around the world.
“Warnie, you will forever be our captain, leader, Royal. Rest in Peace, legend.”
In response to the heartbreaking news of Warne’s death, Also Jadeja, who was affectionately referred to by the legendary leg-spinner as “the rockstar,” took to Twitter to express his sorrow.
Absolutely shocked to hear about Shane Warne. A terrific statesman of our game. May God bless his soul and my condolences to his loved ones,” Jadeja also tweeted.
Shane Warne took 708 wickets in 145 Tests and 293 wickets in 194 ODIs during his glittering career.