Shane Warne to retire after IPL tournament
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne has announced his decision to retire at the end of this years Indian Premier League bring an end to a glittering career which stretches back over 20 years.
The 41 year old former Australian test player made the announcement via Twitter saying he had enjoyed the IPL but the time was right to say goodbye.
"It's 100% my last four games of professional cricket unless we make finals. Maybe I have five or six left" said Warne.
"I will miss the IPL but it's been fun. I've had a great time - but it's time to say goodbye," he added.
Having retired from international cricket Warne led the Royals to a surprise victory in the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008 when they beat the Chennai Super Kings in the Final.
The spinner, who made his first-class debut in February 1991 has taken 708 Test wickets and 293 one-day wickets during a glittering career for a record breaking Australian team.