Rajasthan Royals will celebrate the extraordinary life of legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne , who died recently, during their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. Warne had lifted the inaugural IPL trophy after the Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by three wickets in the final in 2008, and his former franchise said it will pay tribute to its first captain to coincide with the team’s triumph exactly 14 years back. The franchise said Warne’s brother, Jason will also be part of the celebration as he has accepted an invitation from the Jaipur-based side. Considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Warne died of suspected heart attack at the Thai resort of Koh Samui last month. He was 52. He took 708 wickets from 145 Tests, besides 293 ODI wickets from 194 matches between 1992 and 2007. “It is befitting that the same stadium where Warne lifted the IPL trophy will see the cricketing world come together to pay their respects and celebrate his life,” the franchise said in a release. “The franchise would like to iterate that it will not be an occasion to mourn, but to commemorate the great man, and… Read full this story
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