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Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson on Tuesday confirmed that he will join Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach for the 2022 Indian Premier League. Watson took to social media and said that he will join Delhi Capitals before IPL 2022. Shane Watson will be joined by his former teammate Ricky Ponting who will continue as the head coach of the Delhi franchise. Watson said in a video message that he is excited to start a new chapter in coaching and could not have had a better opportunity than learning from Ponting.
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Shane Watson said in his Instagram post that I am very excited to share the news that I am moving to India to begin my role as Assistant Coach with the Delhi Capitals team. I cant wait to be back in the change room with my former teammate Ricky Ponting.
Watson said that IPL is the best T20 tournament in the world. I have a lot of memories with this league as a player and have had the opportunity to coach in it. Now I will get a chance to work with Ricky Ponting who was considered one of the best captains in the world and now he is the best coach in the world. I will get to learn a lot with Ricky Ponting and I am really excited.
Let us tell you that Shane Watson played in IPL for 13 years and during this time he scored 3874 runs in 145 matches with four centuries. Not only this, he took 92 wickets during this period and he was counted among the best all-rounders of this league. On the other hand, if we talk about Delhi Capitals, these teams had reached the final of this league in 2020, while in this season i.e. 2022, Delhi has to play its first match with Mumbai Indians on March 27.
? ANNOUNCEMENT ?— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 15, 2022
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 ?
Cant wait to have you in the DC camp, @ShaneRWatson33 ?
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