Rajasthan Royals will pay tribute to Shane Warne during their IPL match against Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Warne died of a heart attack in Thailand at the age of 52. The Royals said they would pay tribute to their first captain on the anniversary of their team’s title win 14 years ago.
First IPL title in 2008
The Rajasthan Royals won their first IPL title in 2008 by defeating Chennai Super Kings by three wickets in the final. The Royals said they would pay tribute to their first captain Shane Warne on the anniversary of their team’s title win 14 years ago.
Shane Warne’s brother will be present
Shane Warne’s brother Jason would also be present in this ceremony. He has accepted the invitation of the team. The franchise said, “It would be wonderful to have the DY Patil Stadium where Warne won the IPL trophy on June 1, 2008.” Cricket lovers will come to pay their respects in the same stadium. The franchise says this is not a time to mourn but a chance to honor the illustrious man. It’s time to salute his never ending contribution to the game of cricket.
Indian Cricket Board support
The franchise said that their celebration has the support of the Indian Cricket Board. To pay tribute to the former legendary cricketer Warne, the Rajasthan Royals team players’ kit will specially have ‘SW23’ written on it. Shane Warne Tribute Gallery will also be set up at DY Patil Stadium, which will be available to all the fans visiting the match by buying tickets.
First bowler to take 700 test wickets
Shane Warne took 708 wickets in 145 Test matches during his career, while 293 wickets in 194 ODIs were recorded in his account. Warne, the second bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka, completed 700 wickets before him in terms of taking wickets in Test cricket. He became the first bowler in the world to touch this high peak of bowling.