The Rajasthan Royals will pay tribute to former player and manager Shane Warne in the game against the Mumbai Indians on Saturday April 30. Legendary Australian spinner Warne died of a suspected heart attack in the Thai resort of Koh Samui last month. He was 52 years old.

Showcasing the shirts on social media, the Rajasthan Royals players were seen with a special ‘SW23’ on their collars.

Rajasthan Royals players will wear special Shane Warne tribute shirts. Image: Royals of Rajasthan

A special area of ​​DY Patil Stadium, the venue for RR vs MI, has been transformed into a Warne Tribute Gallery, which all ticket-holding fans can visit and experience.

Warne had lifted the inaugural IPL trophy after the Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by three wickets in the final in 2008. The tribute is timed to coincide with the team’s triumph exactly 14 years ago years.

A few days ago, Royals said Warne’s brother Jason would also be part of the celebration as he had accepted an invitation from the Jaipur-based side.

“It is fitting that the same stadium where Warne lifted the IPL trophy will see the cricketing world come together to honor him and celebrate his life,” the franchise said in a press release.

“The franchise would like to reiterate that this will not be an occasion to mourn, but to commemorate the great man and salute him for his endless contribution to the game of cricket as well as impacting thousands of lives around the world. through his words, energy and actions on and off the pitch.”

“The Royals have also reached out to the lot of 2008 and appreciate everyone who has sent their tributes for the greatest ever footman. These tributes will be available on matchday on the Rajasthan Royals social media channels. “

Warne won 708 wickets from 145 Tests, in addition to 293 ODI wickets from 194 matches between 1992 and 2007.

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