"He stirred up the Aussies a lot, in a big way" - Shane Watson recalls a memory with Ajit Agarkar during India's tour of Australia in 1999


The former Australian cricketer and one of the best all-rounders of his era, Shane Watson shared a memory of when India toured Australia. Shane Watson has been one of the best performers across all aspects of the game and has won several games single-handedly for his side.

He previously represented Chennai Super Kings under the leadership of MS Dhoni in the Indian Premier League. After all, the right-handed all-rounder announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

However, the 40-year-old has shared a memory from India's 1999 tour of Australia. During that tour, Ajit Agarkar scalped 11 wickets which is not the best but still, their skipper Steve Waugh was not happy with the pacer's short-pitch deliveries that made it difficult to counterattack him.

He’s got great respect within the group: Shane Watson

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Shane Watson shared a few words in the Delhi Capitals podcast saying, "Ajit Agarkar is just an awesome guy. I have played a little bit against him, more so towards the back end of his career.

Javagal Srinath bowled good pace but Ajit… I remember him coming into the Australia summer – I think it was 1999, Brett Lee’s debut year – he came and bowled at great pace," Watson was quoted as same as in CricTracker.

"He stirred up the Aussies a lot, in a big way. I remember him trying to bounce out Steve Waugh and Steve Waugh wasn’t that pleased," said Watson.

Moreover, Shane Watson has also praised Ajit Agarkar for his contribution to Delhi Capitals which has earned him massive respect in the franchise. "But the knowledge that he has got… he’s a really nice person and knows how to connect with people really well.

Obviously, he’s got great respect within the group as well for what he’s achieved as a cricketer. But he is just a generally good person who cares for people so his ability to connect and talk about things and help people out is brilliant," Watson concluded.