‘Wear it with pride for Warnie’: Kumar Sangakkara remembers Shane Warne in emotional message at Rajasthan Royals 2022 IPL cap distribution ceremony

Kumar Sangakkara gave caps to four Rajasthan Royals debutants, and he remembered Shane Warne in a moving post.

Rajasthan Royals started their IPL 2022 campaign with a bang against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They won the match by a huge margin of 61 points and their NRR rose sharply.

Sanju Samson’s half-century and some scathing shots from Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer propelled Rajasthan to a total of 210 runs. The team bowlers were in the money from the first ball and they finished the SRH for 149 points. Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets, while the duo of Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna took two each.

Kumar Sangakkara remembers Shane Warne ahead of Rajasthan Royals’ first IPL 2022 match

Ahead of the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Rajasthan Royals gave caps to their seven debutants. Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Trent Boult, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna and Nathan Coulter-Nile were playing their first game for the club.

The Royals have released a video in which Kumar Sangakkara asks players to wear their caps for Shane Warne. Shane Warne is a Rajasthan Royals legend, and the Royals won the first IPL season under his captain alone.

“Wear it with pride for Warnie. For the franchise. For yourself,” Kumar Sangakkara said.

“So when you pick up this cap today and wear it, you are not only living the memories, showing gratitude and honoring Warnie and the Royals, you are also honoring the fact that you are unique.”

Shane Warne played for the Rajasthan Royals for four years but was later appointed as the club’s mentor and brand ambassador. He has always been in close association with the franchise over the years.

The legendary Australian leg-spinner died on March 4, 2022 of a suspected heart attack in Thailand. Shane Warne’s state funeral was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.

Shane Warne is arguably one of the greatest players to ever play the game. He was the first bowler in the world to claim 700 Test wickets. He finished his career with 708 Test wickets, while he has 293 ODI wickets to his name. Warne also pitched the “Ball of the Century” in the 1993 Ashes.

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