Shane Watson is a name that is very popular in the Indian T20 League. He began his career in the esteemed league playing for Rajasthan in the inaugural season.
Watson was a very important part of the Rajasthan team and a major contributing factor to Rajasthan’s title-winning effort. Later Watson changed a few franchises but in 2018 he was bought by Chennai. That season he again played an important role in the franchise’s championship effort. But after a below-par season in 2020, Watson decided to end his career.
For the 2022 season of the Indian T20 League, Watson will be a part of another dressing room. The Delhi franchise has roped in Shane Watson as the team’s assistant coach. Delhi announced the appointment of Watson through a Tweet from their official Twitter page. They posted a picture of Shane Watson with the caption –
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”
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
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 🤩
Can't wait to have you in the DC camp, @ShaneRWatson33 💙
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 15, 2022
“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. The IPL, the best T20 tournament in the world. I have incredible memories as a player and now coaching opportunities have come,” Watson in the video posted by the franchise.
“To be able to work under 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,” he added.
Watson has played 145 matches and scored 3874 runs in his Indian T20 League career. He also has 92 wickets in his glorious 13 years career.