IPL 2022: Shane Watson reveals the reasons for taking up coaching role with Delhi Capitals
- Shane Watson is the assistant coach of the Delhi Capitals
- Watson said he wants to help young cricketers to improve themselves
- Watson is a former Chennai Super Kings opener
Former Australia and Chennai Super Kings cricketer Shane Watson is excited about coaching a young bunch of cricketers at Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022. Watson took up the DC assistant coach role along with former India pacer Ajit Agarkar and they would work with head coach Ricky Ponting.
"The thing about coaching that excites me the most is the chance to help people become better versions of themselves. The chance of working with Ricky was not something I was going to let go of. He has always been an incredible leader and mentor for me," said Watson in an official Delhi Capitals release.
Watson also revealed the names of the players with whom he is looking forward to working in IPL 2022.
"There are a lot of exciting young talents in the Delhi Capitals. I have played with Sarfaraz Khan and Mandeep Singh and I am super excited to reconnect and work with them in a different capacity. Lalit Yadav is another really exciting player that I have seen during training. But I am here to help everyone and I am excited about this opportunity."
Last season, DC topped the points table but lost to CSK in Qualifier 1 and KKR in Qualifier 2 and were eliminated from the tournament.
Agarkar also spoke about working with the Delhi Capitals head coach Ponting.
"Ricky Ponting is a big factor behind a lot of people wanting to work in this team. I've been fortunate enough to play against him a few times and I have also played IPL with him. I have known him for a long time. And I know how much the young players enjoy working with Ricky."
DC, led by Rishabh Pant, will open their IPL 2022 campaign on March 27 against Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium.