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IPL: Warne appointed Rajasthan Royals mentor

IANS  |  Jaipur 

Legendary Australian leg-spinner was on Tuesday named the mentor of Royals for the 2018 (IPL) which will see the western outfit make a comeback after a two-year ban.

The 48-year-old, who was Rajasthan's during their sensational title win in 2008 inaugural edition, confessed that the franchise had always been close to his heart.

"I am very happy and excited to be back with the Royals who I believe hold a very special place in my cricketing journey.

I am overwhelmed by the love and affection showered on me by the franchise and fans of Royals," Warne said.

"We have a strong, young and energetic bunch of boys and I am looking forward to work with them."

Royals also named former batsman as their head of He was a part of the franchise in 2008 as well.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 15:08 IST