Former Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne gets reappointed as the team mentor for IPL 2020.
Aside from being a team ambassador and a former captain, Shane Warne has also been signed by the Rajasthan Royals to be their official mentor. Warne has been with the team since 2008 and had led them in their inaugural triumph of the league. With that, it is no doubt that he will be an effective mentor to the team that he had once played for. After having accepted the role, he will work with head coach Andrew McDonald who was his former teammate at Victoria and team captain Steven Smith.
As per Warne, ‘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 (head of cricket) and Andrew McDonald. Hopefully, we can have a successful season and achieve big things in the coming months’, he added.
Welcoming Warne back to the team, Royals’ COO Jake McCrum says, ‘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’.
The 2020 season of the IPL will take place from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE. To know more about the team and the IPL, head over to Betwala.
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