Mumbai: IPL franchise Delhi Capitals on Tuesday appointed former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson as an assistant coach for the upcoming season of the league.
The 40-year-old joins the DC coaching staff comprising Ricky Ponting, Pravin Amre, Ajit Agarkar and James Hopes.
Considered one of the best all-rounders in white ball cricket, Watson has been a part of Australia’s two World Cup-winning campaigns in the 50-over format in 2007 and 2015.
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At the 2012 T20 World Cup, he was named Player of the Tournament.
Watson has over 7000 runs, and more than 200 wickets to his name in limited overs cricket, having represented Australia in 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is.
In the Indian Premier League, he has played for Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings and won the title twice — with RR in 2008 and with CSK in 2018.