Former Australia spinner Shane Warne, who led Rajasthan Royals to the title in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008, is set to return to the cash-rich league after an interval of seven years as one of his tweets confirmed the rumours of his IPL reunion.
"Looking forward to making an announcement to you guys this week which I’m very excited about and yes it involves the IPL 2018," Warne tweeted on Sunday.
Looking forward to making an announcement to you guys this week which I’m very excited about & yes it involves the #IPL2018 !— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) February 4, 2018
In 2008, Warne played the roles of both captain and coach of Rajasthan and led them to the victory against the Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling final.
After his retirement from the international cricket in 2007, Warne was appointed as the captain and coach of the Jaipur-based franchise in the IPL 2008. He was bought by Rajasthan for Rs 2.89 crore in the inaugural players auction.
The legendary leg-spinner continued as Rajasthan skipper for four successive seasons but the 2011 season was his last with the IPL franchise.
While many cricket enthusiasts are happy with his possible IPL reunion, some of them expect his return to the Rajasthan Royals' camp in the fresh season.
"Pls open d balling for RR...," a user on Twitter said.
Pls open d balling for RR...👍👍— sinum amras (@sinumamras) February 5, 2018
Another one joined in: "Coach of RR is it!"
Coach of RR is it!— Ankit Mittal (@ankitmittal013) February 5, 2018
Rr coach.every body knows that— Anandhu 007 (@Anandhupsycho) February 6, 2018
If Warne joins any camp for the coaching role in the IPL 2018, he will be among the prominent Aussie cricketers such as Ricky Ponting, Brad Hodge, Tom Moody, Simon Katich, Mike Hussey and James Hopes.
will be RR coach...sure ¿?— ⓢⓗⓘⓜⓐⓝⓣⓞ (@imshimanto) February 4, 2018
more Aussie Legend involve in #IPL2018
Ricky Ponting, Brad Hodge, Tom Moody, Simon Katich, Mike Hussey, James Hopes
Good Luck 👍