Shane Warne, the greatest leg-spinner to ever grace cricket, breathed his last exactly two years ago at the age of 52. While Warne is no more, his influence endures, reminding everyone that legends may leave us but their legacy stays on forever.

A man with innate talent, Warne's cricketing feats were nothing short of incredible. His ability to spin the ball and play tactical games with the batters made him one of the feared bowlers of his generation. 

Warne single-handedly steered Australia to victory on many occasions and was the man who spinned Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup. His dismissal of Mike Gatting on his first Test delivery on English soil in the 1993 Ashes is known as the ‘Ball of the Century’ in cricket folklore.

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Warne ended his international career in 2007 as one of the highest wicket-takers in the game. He achieved numerous records and accolades throughout his career but it was not just about cricket that earned him such a huge popularity.

Off the field, Warne was a man with a free spirit and believed that sports should always be fun. He lavished praise on opponents when he was outplayed and entertained the world with his unmatched humour.

Warne’s ability to inspire and get the best out of his team is what made a youthful Rajasthan Royals team the champions of the inaugural Indian Premier League in 2008. The only non-Indian captain in the IPL 2008, Warne led a team filled with youngsters like Ravindra Jadeja, Yusuf Pathan and Munaf Patel to a famous title.

Beyond cricket, Warne brought change into the lives of thousands of underprivileged kids through charity.

As Rajasthan Royals commemorates the anniversary of Shane Warne's passing, we remember not just the life of a cricketing genius but the life of a man who left behind a trail of life lessons on leadership skills and philanthropy for people across the globe.