IPL 2022: Shane Watson has revealed why he couldn’t say no to coaching the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming IPL season, as well as some young players he is excited to work with.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season will begin on March 26. The Delhi Capitals will begin their campaign the following day against the five-time champion Mumbai Indians. For the upcoming season, the Delhi Capitals have two new faces on their coaching staff. Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar and former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will be assistant coaches this season, reporting to head coach Ricky Ponting.
“The opportunity to help people become better versions of themselves is what most excites me about coaching. I was not going to pass up the opportunity to work with Ricky. He has always been a fantastic leader and mentor to me “Watson stated in a press release issued by the Delhi Capitals.
Watson also revealed which players in the DC camp he is excited to work with.
IPL 2022: Shane Watson Coaching Delhi Capitals
“The Delhi Capitals have a plethora of promising young players. I’ve worked with Sarfaraz Khan and Mandeep Singh before, and I’m excited to reconnect and collaborate with them in a new capacity. Lalit Yadav is another really exciting player I’ve seen in practice. But I’m here to help everyone, and I’m really looking forward to this opportunity.”
Last season, the Delhi Capitals made the playoffs, but they were eliminated by the Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 at Sharjah.
Agarkar also discussed his collaboration with the head coach of the Delhi Capitals.
“Ricky Ponting is a big reason why so many people want to be a part of this team. I’ve had the opportunity to play against him a few times, as well as with him in the IPL. I’ve known him for quite some time. And I know how much Ricky enjoys working with the younger players.”
“It’s been a pleasure to be a part of the Delhi Capitals organization. There are many young players on the team. From the outside, I could see that the DC management has created a positive environment for the team, which is reflected in the franchise’s success. There are many new faces on the team, including myself, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the positive environment remains “Agarkar went on to say.
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant (c), Axar Patel, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Sarfaraz Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Lalit Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal, Mandeep Singh, Khaleel Ahmed.