Shane Watson heaped lavish praises on former Indian star batsman and now the chief mentor of Rajasthan Royals - Rahul Dravid - calling him an incredible person.
Watson, after playing a match-winning knock against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), also said that young cricketers should learn the humility from Dravid. He scored a brilliant century and remained unbeaten at 104 runs off just 59 balls and that inninmgs of his propelled Rajasthan Royals (RR) to the playoff stages of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015.
"Rahul is an incredible man. The humility that he shows is a great thing for all young cricketers to be able to see and learn from someone who has been in absolute peak of his game. Obviously, being in a cricket loving country, and still able to hold oneself with such humility is a great example for every young cricketer to learn," Watson told IANS in an email interview.
"From his coaching perspective, he is more trying to make sure we are not putting an added pressure on ourselves. Just go about there and express ourselves to the best of our ability and try and do that every single time," said Watson.
Watson also heaped praises on Ajinkya Rahane who has been the star batsman for the Royals this season. Rahane has been the highest run-getter for the Royals and he would be crucial player during the playoff stages of IPL 2015.
"It is great to see Ajinkya continue to grow as a cricketer and a person as well. When he came to Royals, we exactly knew the potential he had in him.
"The year he had with India in all formats of the game, also in the World Cup and now continuing it with Rajasthan Royals here as well, is just incredible. It has been a pleasure to see someone playing at the top of the game. I think he will continue to score more for a long time as he is hungry for runs," Watson added.