Shane Warne to retires from IPL

Rajasthan Royals captain and Australian spin legend Shane Warne will retire from the Indian Premier League at the end of his team's campaign this season. The 41-year-old inspirational player, who guided the underdog team to the inaugural IPL trophy in 2008, will step down from the team but has promised to stay with the franchise in an advisory role. "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 !!!!...next year who knows what or if I will be involved in IPL re mentor/coaching- am focused on doing best for RR," the legendary spinner, who quit Tests in 2007 and bid adieu to ODIs in 2005, wrote on his Twitter page.
"To my teammates (all) can I say (is) thanks for your support - you guys have made it fun/enjoyable to play. To my fans - THANKYOU - your the best!," he said. Rajasthan are currently fourth in the points table,"We have a spirit in the squad similar to IPL 1 - it would be great to leave on a high - I'm proud of the way we have developed young players," Warne added. "Yes its true, this is Warnies last season with RR. His contribution to RR and IPL has been unprecedented. We will miss you Warnie," Rajasthan Royals owner Shilpa Shetty tweeted.