Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
April 21, Saturday 2018 12:06 AM       

       HEADLINES: We have lost a socially-committed editor: Governor                                              Opposition's five charges against CJI Dipak Misra                                              Jaitley terms impeachment motion against CJI a 'revenge petition'                                              Impeachment motion against CJI a political move: Constitution expert                                              Cuba marks end of era as Castro hands over power                                              PM Modi should pay more attention to women safety: IMF chief                                              Sheikh Hasina makes it to Time's list of 100 most influential people                                              Ships don't want to stop at Chinese run Hambantota                                              Cricket Australia to name Lehmann's replacement before UK tour                                              ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket                                              World Cup of tennis in one week is horrible idea: Anand Amritraj                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Dipa Karmakar ruled out of Commonwealth Games  
       Warne returns as mentor to resurrect Royals' fortunes
 
         Posted on :17:36:48 Feb 13, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:36:48 Feb 13, 2018
         Tags: Shane Warne, Rajasthan Royals
 

NEW DELHI: Australian spin great Shane Warne Tuesday returned to Rajasthan Royals as team mentor, 10 years after he famously led the side to the IPL title in the inaugural edition.

Warne was the captain-cum-coach of the side which exceeded expectations by winning the trophy in 2008.

Royals, who will be playing the IPL this season after serving a two-year ban, announced the 'homecoming' of the 48-year-old.

I am very happy and excited to be back with the Rajasthan 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 the fans, said Warne.

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

The Australian led the Royals for three seasons from 2008 to 2011, during which he played 52 games and picked 56 wickets.

Warne will be joined by another Royals old hand in former Mumbai batsman Zubin Bharucha as Head of Cricket.

Warne and Bharucha’s association at the Royals goes back to 2008. As part of Royals think-tank, the two forged a solid partnership and are looking forward to working with each other again.

Royals’ co-owner Manoj Badale was thrilled at Warne's return.

He is a legend of the game and what he has achieved in Rajasthan Royals is unmatchable, said Badale.

Bringing back Shane Warne is also a way of giving back to our fans who have stood by us in trying times. As we are looking to build a strong team that can be in contention for the title, we believe Warne is the right person to mentor the Rajasthan Royals."

Contrary to their thrifty approach previously, Royals spent big in the recent IPL auction, buying troubled England all-rounder Ben Stokes for a whopping Rs. 12.5 crore and India pacer Jaydev Unadkat for Rs. 11.5 crore.

Australian captain Steve Smith and India batsman Ajinkya Rahane are the other big names in the team.

A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: Dipa Karmakar ruled out of Commonwealth Games
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
World Cup of tennis in one week is horrible idea: Anand Amritraj  
ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket  
Cricket Australia to name Lehmann's replacement before UK tour  
Any total looks chaseable now: Uthappa  
Russell set for Windies return at Lord's  
I sat on the ground by choice, CWG gold medalist dismisses controversy  
Tendulkar lone Indian in Holder's best-ever cricketing XI  
Imran Tahir keen to celebrate wickets in CPL  
CSA condoles demise of legendary fielder Colin Bland  
Rajasthan Royals launches 'Go Green' initiative  
Nadal mocks Federer for missing clay-court season  
Yuki back in top-100 after more than two years  
IPL ’18: Sanju’s 92 not out powers RR to 19-run win over RCB  
CWG '18: Tenth badminton medal as Satwik, Chirag bag silver  
CWG '18: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa clinch squash silver  
CWG '18: Manika Batra, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran clinch mixed doubles bronze  
CWG ’18: Kidambi Srikanth settles for silver  
CWG '18: Game, set, match for Saina Nehwal  
CWG '18: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold, Sakshi settles for bronze  
CWG '18: Vikas Krishan bags 25th gold for India  
CWG '18: Manika Batra strikes gold, Harmeet, Sanil take bronze in TT  
CWG '18: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold, Sakshi settles for bronze  
CWG '18: It's Sindhu vs Saina in all-Indian final  
CWG '18: Neeraj Chopra strikes javelin gold with season-best throw  
CWG'18: Sanjeev Rajput shoots gold in 50 m rifle 3 positions  
 
Sreejith case: Do you think arrested policemen are innocent?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy