Shane Watson was an absolute asset for Australia in the shorter forms of the game, as his stats speak for themselves. Watson, who bid adieu to international cricket earlier this year after the ICC World T20, is already doing well in the IPL. For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Watson has been superb with the ball and has already registered himself among the leading wicket takers in the tournament.
In his recent chat with cricket.com.au, all-rounder admitted that he was eager to mentor the upcoming crop of players. Watson’s experience will definitely be handy for upcoming cricket stars such as Travis Head and Adam Zampa. Considering his skills and experience over the years, Watson will indeed do a good job as a mentor.
“The coaches are there a bit, but you’ve got to try and find somebody who’s been through similar things to you and they can relate to exactly what you’re going through, to normalize it a bit more and also help you with some extra information that they might be able to give you that might make it easier to get through those periods of time,” said Watson, highlighting out the difference between coaching and mentoring.
“Through my experience, you’re left to your own devices to deal with it as well as you can. I tried to do it the best that I could, but if there was someone who had been along similar lines to what I’d been through, and it didn’t have to be cricket, it could have been other sports or walks of life, but could have helped me navigate my way through it a bit easier, that would have made a huge difference. “That’s something that I want to get into now that my playing days are finishing up,” Watson reiterated.