Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday appointed former Australia worldwide Shane Watson as their new assistant coach for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
The 40-year-old will be a part of the likes of Ricky Ponting (head coach), Pravin Amre (assistant coach), Ajit Agarkar (assistant coach) and James Hopes (bowling coach) in DC’s teaching employees.
“The IPL, the best T20 tournament in the world. I’ve got incredible memories as a player, first of all with Rajasthan Royals winning it in 2008, led by the incredible man Shane Warne, RCB and then CSK,” Watson stated in an announcement issued by the Capitals.
“I’ve got incredible memories as a player, and now coaching opportunities. It’s come to be able to work under the great Ricky Ponting. He was an amazing leader as a captain, and now to be able to coach under him. He is one of the best coaches in the world now. So, for me to be able to learn the ropes under Ricky, I am really excited,” said Watson on his appointment.
“With Delhi Capitals, they got great squad, now is the time to win their first title. I am super pumped to get over there, work with the boys, help them out as much as I can and hopefully, we can win the first title. Can’t wait to get over there,” he added.
Watson has diverse expertise as a participant in franchise cricket, having gained the titles in IPL, BBL and PSL. An MVP throughout Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) title triumph within the inaugural IPL version in 2008, Watson performed his final recreation IPL for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
In CSK’s victorious 2018 season, he scored 555 runs – the second most for his workforce – in 15 innings. At the grand finale, Watson smashed a match-winning century in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). For 2016–2017, he was additionally part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).