Shane Watson has had some incredible memories in the Indian T20 League. He was a part of the Rajasthan team when they won the inaugural season in 2008. He also has had a great run with other teams that have been hugely successful in the tournament. This time around, he will be seen in a different role than he has put on ever before.
Shane Watson has confirmed that he will be joining the Delhi team as their assistant coach for the 2022 season. He took it to Instagram to share this news with the world.
“Really excited to share the news that I will be leaving for India this week to begin a role as assistant coach of @delhicapitals. Can’t wait to be back in the change rooms with my great mate Ricky Ponting,” he captioned his Instagram post.
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It gives us great pleasure to welcome one of the greatest T20 all-rounders & a bona fide IPL legend to the Delhi Capitals as an Assistant Coach ðŸ¤©
Can't wait to have you in the DC camp, @ShaneRWatson33 ðŸ’™
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 15, 2022
He said that he was excited to work under and learn from Ricky Ponting. He also pointed out that the Delhi team has a great squad for the season, which can help lift the first-ever title.
“The IPL, the best T20 tournament in the world. I have incredible memories as a player and now coaching opportunities have come. To be able to work under the great Ricky Ponting. He is an amazing leader as captain and now he is one of the best coaches in the world. For me to be able to learn the ropes under Ricky, I am really excited.
“Now is the time for Delhi Capitals to win their first title. They have a great squad,” Watson said in the video.
The Delhi team will face Mumbai in their opening match on March 27.