IPL franchise Delhi Capitals on Tuesday recruited former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as an Assistant Coach for the forthcoming version of the league.
He unites the DC coaching staff containing Ricky Ponting (Head Coach), Pravin Amre (Assistant Coach), Ajit Agarkar (Assistant Coach) and James Hopes (Bowling Coach).
“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 a statement provided by DC.
“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,” he appended.
Appraised as one of the best all-rounders in white ball cricket, Watson has been a core part of Australia’s two World Cup-winning move in the 50-over format in 2007 and 2015.
In the Indian Premier League, he has been a part for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings and triumphed the title twice, with RR in 2008 and with CSK in 2018.