Mumbai, March 15: Delhi Capitals on Tuesday announced former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as their new assistant coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
The 40-year-old joins the DC coaching staff of Ricky Ponting (Head Coach), Pravin Amre (Assistant Coach), Ajit Agarkar (Assistant Coach) and James Hopes (Bowling Coach).
On his appointment, Watson said: “The IPL, the best T20 tournament in the world. I have amazing memories as a player, first of all with Rajasthan Royals winning it in 2008, led by the amazing man Shane Warne, RCB and then CSK. I have amazing memories.” as a player, and now I have opportunities as a coach. The time has come to be able to work with the great Ricky Ponting. He was an incredible leader as a captain, and now to be able to train with him. He is one of the best coaches in the world now. So, to me being able to learn the ropes with Ricky, I’m very excited. “With Delhi Capitals, they have a great team, now it’s time to win their first title. I’m really excited to get there, work with the guys, help them as much as I can and hopefully we can win our first.” qualification. I can’t wait to get there,” he added.
Regarded as one of the greatest white-ball cricketers, Watson has been part of two of Australia’s World Cup-winning campaigns in the over-50 format, in 2007 and 2015. At the 2012 T20 World Cup, he was named Player of the Tournament.
Having represented his country in 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is, Watto has over 7000 runs and over 200 wickets to his name in limited overs cricket.
In the Indian Premier League, Queenslander has played for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, having won the title twice: with RR in 2008 and with CSK in 2018. Watson has 3,875 runs and 92 wickets to his name in the Indian Premier League. IPL, and has often been hailed as one of the best all-rounders in the tournament due to his consistency.