Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals have welcomed spin legend, Shane Warne, as the brand ambassador of the team for the second time in a row. Warne will also work as a mentor alongside Royals head coach Andrew McDonald.
Warne, under whose captaincy Rajasthan won the inaugural IPL in 2008, also turned 51 on Sunday (September 13). “Welcome back, Warnie. Birthday boy @shanewarne joins the side as our mentor & brand ambassador for #IPL2020,” Royals tweeted.
👋 Welcome back, Warnie. 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 13, 2020
Warne and McDonald were teammates from 2003-2007 and played for Victoria together. Besides McDonald, he will also be reunited with Zubin Bharucha, Royals Head of Cricket, who was with Warne at the inaugural season and also won the tournament 12 years back.
“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 and Andrew McDonald. Hopefully, we can have a successful season and achieve big things in the coming months,” Warne said.