IPL 2018
The Rajasthan Royals Mentor Takes a Break From the IPL
By P - Apr 18, 2018 4:01 pm
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The Royals team faced a slight setback ahead of their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday night at their old fortress the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur as their mentor Shane Warne had decided to take a short break from the IPL. The legendary leg-spinner has returned to Australia and will be back after 10 days as per his post on the social media.

Before IPL 2018 began, Rajasthan Royals declared Shane Warne as their team mentor for this season. The IPL team had been banned from the IPL for two years under the charges of corruption and this was their return to the carnival of cricket. Previously they had Rahul Dravid playing the role of the mentor.

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The association of the Australian maverick and Rajasthan Royals is nothing new. In the inaugural season of the IPL, it was Shane Warne who led the underrated Rajasthan Royals team to the championship. Warne despite not having big names on his team, made the most of the young talent that he possessed and molded everyone in their roles perfectly.

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The cricketing acumen of Shane Warne is always highly appreciated. It was his playboy attitude that kept him away from the Australian captaincy but he is commonly referred as the best captain Australia never had. Having him as the mentor will help Royal’s young talents a lot, especially their upcoming spinners in Shreyal Gopal and K.Gowtham.

Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne

Rajasthan team made a wonderful comeback after they were crushed by the Sunrisers in the opening match. RR have defeated Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore since then, They will be facing KKR at home, CSK at Pune and MI at Jaipur while Shane Warne is away.

Young Sanju Samson has stepped the plate and has performed extraordinarily to fetch the orange cap. Others like Rahane and Stokes are still catching up on the form. Bowlers have done well but a spectacular performance from them is still awaited.