Shane Warne set to return to Rajasthan Royals? Legendary Australian leggie drops this massive IPL hint

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New Delhi | Published: February 6, 2018 4:08:57 PM

Shane Warne, the man behind Rajasthan Royals glorious inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008 has dropped a massive hint on his Twitter profile.

Shane Warne. (ANI)

Shane Warne, the man behind Rajasthan Royals glorious inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008 has dropped a massive hint on his Twitter profile. Going by his tweet, it look’s like the legendary leg-spinner is eyeing a return to IPL. Warne took to Twitter and said,”Looking forward to making an announcement to you guys this week which I’m very excited about & yes it involves the #IPL2018!” The post sparked tyurmoil on Twitter, with many sharing their predictions about what the announcement will actually turn out to be. Some said he will bowl for RR while others wanted him to coach his former IPL team.

Rajasthan Royals will be entering this year’s IPL season after a two-year ban and they seem to have a very strong squad capable enough to win them the T20 domestic league again. The franchise in the recently concluded IPL auction 2018 went all out to bring the Rising Pune Supergiants core to the squad. In the process, they signed two of the most expensive players of the season- Ben Stokes (Rs 12.5 crore) and Jaydev Unadkat (Rs 11.5 crore). RR will be led by Australian captain Steve Smith.

The surprise picks by the Rajasthan Royals were Darcy Shorts and Jofra Archer, the two players who have been highly impressive in the Big Bash League. The latter was bought for whopping Rs 7.4 crore.

Here is the full list of players bought by Rajasthan Royals in IPL auction 2018:

Retained – Steven Smith

Bought – Ben Stokes, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, Jofra Archer, Darcy Shorts, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ankit Sharma, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Shreyas Gopal, MS Midhun, Prashant Chopra, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Jatin Saxena, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Dushmanta Chameera

Some of the big names that went unsold on day 1 were South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, India’s Ishant Sharma, Parthiv Patel and Murali Vijay; Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa; New Zealand’s Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan and Martin Guptill; and West Indian Samuel Badree.

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