It is now a decade since Indian Premier League found its way into cricket in India. It came as a gust of wind and resided in the heart of each and every Indian. Just like a monarch king, it has seen an uprising and came to a point where every player from across the globe wanted to be part of it. The planet’s richest cricketing league is currently hanging in the middle of trust, love for the game and corruption. But if there is one thing the tournament has done, it has kept fans on their toes with its carnival atmosphere and the mixture of old-school players playing with the young talent from across the globe.
Former Australia captain Shane Warne played the role of coach and captain of the Rajasthan Royal cricket team when the league inaugurated 11 years ago. The spin genius took the team to its first and only IPL title in Season 1 and then turned to retirement four seasons later. Since then the club has seen numerous new coaches and players. It was also riddled with match-fixing controversy. The 2015 edition of the cup saw three Rajasthan Royals players fixing a matching post which the team was banned for two seasons.
Now as the Royals return, there is a vacancy in the position for head coach and Shane Warne is giving fans a hint that he may join the boy in the Royals’ dressing room. Posting on Twitter Warne said he was looking forward to making a big announcement this week.
As a player, the 2011 edition of the cash-rich league was the legendary leg-spinner's last.
During his four seasons with Rajasthan, Warne picked up over 50 wickets. Rajasthan has also retained Australian skipper Steve Smith and has spent a whopping 12.5 crores for Ben Strokes and also bought Jadev Unadkat for Rs 11.50 crore, the costliest Indian player this year.