IPL 2011: Shane Warne retires from IPL, says won’t play after fourth edition

first_imgAustralian spin legend and Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne has announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the end of the ongoing fourth season. Making his decision public, the 41-year-old cricketer wrote on his Twitter page: “Yes this is my last year playing IPL – please come down and support RR last 2 home games v Chennai & Bangalore! We need your help!” Warne, who quit Tests in 2007 and ODIs in 2005, however said he might continue his association with the IPL team as coach or advisor from the next season. He bid adieu to international cricket after leading the Aussies to a 5-0 whitewash in the 2007 Ashes series. “Next year who knows what or if I will be involved in IPL re mentor/coaching- am focused on doing best for RR,” he tweeted. Warne, who led the Royals to a historic title triumph in the inaugural season said he was hopeful of bidding a winning goodbye to the cash-rich Twenty-20 league. The world’s best leg spinner led the team across the four seasons helping the franchise emerge as a frontrunner in the IPL. With 55 wickets, Warne has played a huge role in Royals’ success show in the league so far. In the current season, he has claimed 11 wickets so far running sixth in the race for the coveted purple cap. His team stands fourth in the points table.last_img

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