By Charlotte Karp and Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 03:20 GMT, 8 December 2019 | Updated: 03:20 GMT, 8 December 2019
Shane Warne pictured during day four of the 1st Domain Test between Australia and Pakistan at The Gabba last month
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has revealed a clever investment which could result in a multi-million dollar payday.
The spin king came out of retirement to play for Indian Premier League cricket team The Rajasthan Royals in 2008.
He was paid $657,000 to play and struck a deal that saw him get 0.75 per cent ownership of the team for every year he played, the Herald Sun reported.
'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 said.
'We were the underdogs, we were the least favoured, no one gave us a chance to win. It was the first ever year of the IPL of franchise cricket where owners bought players and players went into auctions.'