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Bringing out best out of players came naturally to ‘incredible leader’ Shane Warne: Shane Watson | Cricket News


MUMBAI: Assessing and bringing out the best model of a participant was one thing that came naturally to “incredible leader” Shane Warne, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson stated on Tuesday whereas Afghanistan star Rashid Khan revealed that he too dreamt of working underneath the tutelage of legendary spinner, who died not too long ago.
Warne, who performed 55 matches for Rajasthan Royals between 2008 and 2011, led the aspect to its solely IPL title within the inaugural version.
“The thing that stood out for me was that Rajasthan were written off because we didn’t have big names as compared to the other teams. The advantage that Rajasthan had was the ability to pull the the team together very quickly,” Watson stated throughout a Delhi Capitals digital press convention.
“The incredible skill that Shane Warne had was seeing what people’s roles were and then tap in to that role. For me, that was why he was an incredible leader because he knew how to tap into a players best version.
“He believed within the players, knew their ability set and the place they slot in. For me, that is why Rajasthan did so nicely within the first season. He pulled all these from completely different cultures and completely different phases of their careers and led from the entrance.”
Warne, who is credited with reviving the art of leg-spin bowling and took 708 wickets in 145 Tests in an illustrious career spanning 15 years, died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand on March 4.
Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who was also left shocked by the news of Warne’s demise like the rest of the cricket fraternity, shared the memory of the time he had during a session at the MCG with the legend.
“It was enormous shock. I had a good time with him. It was an enormous honour for me that he referred to as me to the MCG to have that 15 minute session with him through the lunch (break) of Australia-New Zealand match,” Rashid said in a virtual press conference.
“I used to be so fortunate, I learnt a lot from him. We had dialogue on how I could be simpler in lengthy format. He fortunately shared his expertise with me.
“He shared those key points, the mind set, the skill set.”
Rashid revealed that Warne suggested him to stick to his “unique” motion and be extra affected person and work on his consistency.
“Only thing he said that ‘you don’t need to change your speed or action, that is something unique you have, you just need to be consistent, need to be more patient’. Sometimes you won’t get wicket but that is the time you will be tested mentally and also physically. You have to fit for those big games.”
“I was looking forward to having him as head coach and playing with him, spend more time with him. That was a dream. We discussed that. He said hopefully we will be in Hundred ball competition in UK,” Rashid added.

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