Shane Watson joins Ricky Ponting as assistant coach
CRICDOT DESK : The day of the start of IPL is fast approaching. The teams are preparing for the last moment. Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed as the assistant coach by Delhi Capitals. Earlier, the team had appointed former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar as assistant coach.
This time Watson joined him. Ricky Ponting has been the head coach of Delhi for the last few seasons. His assistant coach was Praveen Amre. This time Agarkar and Watson have been added to it. The team’s bowling coach is James Hopes. Last season, Delhi appointed former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif as their ‘mentor’. But this time he is no longer with the team.
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“The IPL is one of the best T20 tournaments in the world,” Watson said after taking over the reins. I won the IPL title for Rajasthan Royals under the leadership of Shane Warne. Later I had a great time with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings. This time I am getting the opportunity to do coaching. Get a chance to work with Ricky Ponting. I can learn a lot from him. So I am looking forward to going to India. ‘