He is truly an all-rounder. On his day, he can send shivers down the spine of top quality bowlers, rattle best of batsmen and be an athletic fielder. He can play guitar with elan. Former Australian all-rounder Shane Robert Watson now essays the role of Shiksha Superhero.
Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder, in his role as a ‘Shiksha Superhero, interacted with the schoolchildren of P&G Shiksha school in the city, gave batting tips to a few kids and spoke about the importance of quality education. The event was part of P&G’s campaign called ‘Shiksha Superheroes’ to acknowledge consumers who have contributed to the noble cause.
Former Australian cricketer reminisced about his own school days and reminded the students about the necessity to indulge in extra-curricular activities along with academics.
Watson said “It felt amazing to interact with these young kids who are really talented and have a bright future ahead of them. I am delighted to be part of such an initiative which is so important because education helps you develop as a person.”
The burly Queenslander also exhorted the general public to do their bit by contributing for the education of these underprivileged children.Even though they were surrounded by cameras and mikes, the children had planted their eyes only on their hero.
Watson taught two young boys how to play a few cricketing strokes and himself wielded the bat to face a few balls from the thrilled children. Going a step further to oblige requests from the students he also revealed his musical side to an excited audience. Strumming the guitar, the talented cricketer sang his favourite song with the youngsters keeping pace with claps and toe taps. He also sang the popular nursery rhyme ‘twinkle twinkle’ with the children, much to their delight.