Rajasthan Royals on Sunday announced that the former Australian spinner Shane Warne will be its brand Ambassador for the coming IPL edition. Warne will also play the role of team mentor for Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming IPL series. Shane will work with the Rajasthan Royals management team to strengthen their fan following & attract Rajasthan Royals existing & potential sponsors with his wide cricketing knowledge & foresight.
“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,” Warne said in an official release issued by Rajasthan Royals.
“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,” he added.
Shane Warne had helped the franchise to win an IPL title in its inaugural edition in 2008. As a team mentor Warne will be working closely as a Team Mentor along with Head Coach Andrew McDonald. He has been teammates with Andrew McDonald from 2003-07 for Victoria. He will also join up with Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket at Rajasthan Royals, who was with Warne during the inaugural season and together won the tournament back in 2008.
Steve Smith is all set to lead the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. Praising Shane Warne on his appointment Rajasthan Royals Jake Krush McCrum said, “He is one of the all-time greats of the game and is very special to us here at Rajasthan Royals. Shane is someone who exemplifies our vision of driving innovation and we’re delighted to have him with us supporting both the growth of our franchise globally, while also motivating our players for success on the field.” Rajasthan Royals will face CSK in their opening match of the IPL tournament on September 22 in the UAE.