If there is any first Royal of Rajasthan Royals, then that name is of Australian legend Shane Warne. Shane Warne has always been seen as the first Royal of the Rajasthan Royals franchise to win the first season of the IPL. It was the first season of IPL and Rajasthan Royals won the trophy under the captaincy of Shane Warne. Since then he has been a part of the team in some form or the other. However, he passed away in early March this year. In such a situation, Rajasthan Royals will give a tribute to their first Royal player.
To pay tribute to their first Royal, Rajasthan Royals has released a special kit. You will see SW23 written on the collar of every player. SW stands for Shane Warne, while he has always been wearing the number 23 jersey. Not only Australia, but the way he has played in cricket, his jersey number has been 23. This is the reason why the Rajasthan Royals jersey will have SW23 written on its collar. The team will go with this jersey in the match against Mumbai Indians at the MCA Stadium in Pune. This entire match will be dedicated to the Kangaroo legend.
Shane Warne was part of the Rajasthan team from 2008 to 2011. In four years, he played 55 matches for the team. In these, he took 57 wickets in his name. Since then, he was associated with the team as a mentor, sometimes as a coach and sometimes as an icon. He passed away in March, which was a blow to the team. Let us tell you that Rajasthan Royals landed in their first match in IPL 2022 with the poster of Shane Warne. There was a poster of Shane Warne outside the team’s dressing room, which made everyone emotional.