India, Dec. 8 -- Legendary Australia cricketer Shane Warne claims a gamble that he took in first edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) could result in a huge pay day for him in the future. According to the Herald Sun, Warne was paid $657,000 to come out of retirement and play for Rajasthan Royals in the cash-rich league. Warne has now revealed he struck a deal with the Royals that saw him get 0.75 percent ownership of the team.

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"Part of my deal because I had retired from international cricket and I came out (of retirement), they asked me to be captain, coach and run a cricket team the way I wanted to run it; I was the one-stop shop," Warne to...