"The support that I got all the way along, especially from Ricky Ponting in particular. He believed in me more than I believed on myself," Watson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
"I remember walking around the ground after we had won. I'm with the trophy and just him saying how happy he was that I was here with him after knowing that I missed the previous one."
Apart from Ponting, Watson also named Warne as his favourite leader on the cricket field. The two together won the historic first edition of the Indian Premier League with Rajasthan Royals.
Watson also spoke about the tactical genius of Warne on the field and his man management skills off it.
"I played under Shane Warne
for Rajasthan Royals for four years. He was a phenomenal captain; there is no question. Tactically, on and off the field and from the management point of view, he was incredible." Watson said.
"For me, Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne
were my favourite captains. Both of them were very special. They had incredible man-management skills, and tactically they were very good as well. Both were the greatest players that I've played with."