I have spent a lot of time developing my knowledge about this side of the game: Shane Watson

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One of the finest all-rounders from the Australian side, Shane Watson has come up with an exciting thing in the seventh episode of The Delhi Capitals Podcast.
One of the finest all-rounders from the Australian side, Shane Watson has come up with an exciting thing in the seventh episode of The Delhi Capitals Podcast. After announcing his retirement from all aspects of the game, Delhi Capitals roped him ahead of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League.
However, Delhi had a decent time this season and has been knocked out by Mumbai Indians in a do or die game. Speaking in The Delhi Capitals Podcast, Shane Watson shared a lot about his mental side, saying, "I find the mental side of the sport super interesting and I am obsessed with it.
The players show incredible skill in the nets when they play without pressure. But once they go into the game, the players’ mental environment changes significantly," Shane Watson was quoted as saying by CricTracker.
Don’t make that mistake again: Shane Watson
Shane-Watson-Shardul-ThakurShane Watson also mentioned how the mindset should be well to execute your skills in this game. "I have spent a lot of time developing my knowledge about this side of the game. Everything is always built around technique.
Usually, coaches try to correct players’ technique, but there’s no chat about mindset and if your mindset is not right, then you won’t be able to execute your skills. That’s why one of my main focus points as a coach is to pass on the knowledge of the mental side of the sport to as many cricketers as I can."
Rovman Powell has done his job well by coming down the order for Delhi Capitals this season. In that case, Shane Watson shared a few words that Rovman Powell understood during the training session.
"Everyone has an internal dialogue going on in their minds. We are in control of those dialogues, but most of us don’t exercise control over those dialogues. Usually, the internal chats are negative thoughts such as fear of failure, don’t make that mistake again, you should be better than that and so on and so forth.
But if you want to, you can be in control of your thoughts and redirect them to the right thoughts at the right time, which helps from a performance point of view. Rovman understood that and was able to redirect his thoughts."