Cricket-Warne's Midas touch won underdogs Rajasthan inaugural IPL title

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  • Saturday, 05 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Britain Golf - BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England - 25/5/16 Shane Warne during the pro-am Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Boyers

(Reuters) - When the Indian Premier League (IPL) was launched in 2008, nobody expected a semi-retired 37-year-old Shane Warne to lead a Rajasthan Royals side built on a shoestring budget to win one of the most lucrative tournaments in the world.

The glamorous cash-rich Twenty20 franchise league immediately captured the hearts and imagination of a cricket-crazy country as their beloved stars rubbed shoulders with arch rivals and the best players in the world.

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