This is my last year playing IPL: Shane Warne


Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne today announced that the ongoing fourth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) would be his last year in the Twenty-20 cricket tournament.

"Yes this is my last year playing IPL," Warne wrote on his Twitter page.

"...please come down and support RR last 2 home games v chennai & Bangalore! We need your help!!!!," he added urging fans to keep supporting the Rajasthan Royals.

Warne, who has been playing the double role of captain and coach for the Rajasthan franchise, led his team to the title triumph in the first season of the IPL and has been praised for his leadership skills.

The 41-year-old Warne, whose side needs at least two wins to finish in the top four to stay in contention for the second title, said he wants to leave on a high.

"Want RR to go out on a high - we must win at least 2 if not 3 of our last 4.. I will miss the IPL but it's been fun for the last 4 easons," he said.

"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," he added.


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