Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne who played his final game on Friday said he won’t be returning in the team as a full-time coach or any other team for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season but stated that he was interested in a consultancy role.

"This is my last game, never say never but at this stage of my life I don't see myself playing a game again. I am certainly not coming back as full time coach," Warne said after bringing down curtains on his two-decade long career with a 10-wicket win over Mumbai.

"I won't be 100 percent in the entire tournament. Definitely, no point in being here for seven weeks if you are not playing. I may come in as consultant may be ten days prior or some time in between. If they are happy I will be here for a week or so. If not I am done with the tournament will watch it on the telly," he added.

Warne said his team Rajasthan Royals was the best in the IPL competition when everything falls in place.

"We showed that when we do fire we are the best team in the competition. Our batsmen fired at the top," said the 41-year-old Australian legend after the Royals finished their IPL engagements on a high though they couldn't qualify for the play-offs.

Warne said that the blistering knock of 89 by Shane Watson that flattened Mumbai who had a modest score of 133 to defend indicated his Australian compatriot was among the very best in the world.

Warne also rued that prior to Friday's game, the Royals played poorly at home and lost their qualifying hopes.

"We won six games, had a washout and did not play well in the last three or four games. Disappointed with the way we have played the last three or four games. But the way we played the last game we have showed we can turn it on. One or two games here or there, that would have fetched us 17 points," he said.

"I am really proud of the way our guys conducted on and off the field. We have won the second most number of games after Chennai in the four years. It's a tremendous record. I am proud of the way RR have played over the last few years. I am surprised myself at how well I bowled at the age of 41."

41-year-old Warne also wanted the International Cricket Council to provide a clear window for the cash-rich T20 league.

"IPL is a fantastic tournament. ICC should say no international cricket for six weeks that would do away with all the sledging. IPL is good for Indian cricket, good for world cricket,” he added.

Going ahead Warne felt IPL could do with some innovations in the form of super rounds to allow more than four foreigners in the playing eleven.

Talking about his future plans, the leg spin legend said that this was the happiest phase of his life.

"I would like to concentrate on my poker, being with my three kids and with Elizabeth (Hurley). I am happier than I have ever been. I have made a lot of friends and business wise I have 3-4 businesses with a few more in the pipeline," he said.

He also said he had plans to start an academy for spinners.

(Agencies)