Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson loved a sensational run within the worldwide enviornment as he shared the stage with a number of legends of the sport and retired as probably the greatest all-rounders ever. As of now, he’s serving Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach alongside former Indian pacer Ajit Agarkar. Recalling his reminiscence of Agarkar, Watson walked down the reminiscence lane and shared an anecdote from India’s 1999 tour of Australia.
Agarkar was one among India’s main pacers in that tour and scalped 11 wickets in three Exams. Whereas these numbers is probably not staggering, Watson said Agarkar introduced far more to the desk. He revealed that the then Aussie skipper Steve Waugh wasn’t happy with the Indian pacer for attacking him with short-pitch deliveries.
Ajit Agarkar is a very nice particular person and is aware of the best way to join with folks: Shane Watson
“Ajit Agarkar is simply an superior man. I’ve performed just a little bit in opposition to him, extra so in direction of the again finish of his profession. Javagal Srinath bowled good tempo however Ajit… I keep in mind him coming into the Australia summer time – I feel it was 1999, Brett Lee’s debut 12 months – he got here and bowled at nice tempo,” Watson stated on the Delhi Capitals podcast.
“He stirred up the Aussies rather a lot, in a giant means. I keep in mind him attempting to bounce out Steve Waugh and Steve Waugh wasn’t that happy,” he added. In the meantime, Watson lavished huge praises on Agarkar’s credentials as a coach, stating the previous pacer has obtained immense respect throughout the group.
“However the data that he has obtained… he’s a very nice particular person and is aware of the best way to join with folks rather well. Clearly, he’s obtained nice respect throughout the group as effectively for what he’s achieved as a cricketer. However he’s only a typically good one that cares for folks so his potential to attach and discuss issues and assist folks out is good,” Watson highlighted.