Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty's team Rajasthan Royals have been working hard getting themselves some consecutive wins. After a good game of cricket, they unwind by playing another game -- poker.
It is learnt that Shilpa and her Royals are trying their hand at the card game to relax and have fun. Leading the pack is Shane Warne, who is a champ at the game, says a media report.
The actress confirms, "I learned to play poker a year back. Poker is not gambling, like most people believe. It's an interesting mind game where you try and play the opponents' cards. Sometimes when the players are relaxing, we have a game or two for fun."
She adds that while most of them play the game, her captain is very skilled, "Shane is a champion, he has participated in world tournaments. He is superb at the game." When asked if he'd taught her any tricks, she laughs, "Well, even if he did, I wouldn't share them with you!"
Meanwhile, she is proud of the performance of her team (now one of the top three contenders for the semi-finals), "We've had a great time and despite our shaky start have performed really well in the last few matches. I think the key is not just luck but also the positive mindset of all our players."
She says she is happier for the younger lot, especially the Indian boys, "They have started off on a high note and have impressed everyone. Shane, of course, is so unpredictable and just turns the match around."