Shane Watson to retire from international cricket after World T20 2016
Australia’s all rounder Shane Watson has announced that, he’s going to retire from all forms of International games after the World T20 Cup that’s been held in India. After been there for a long time with the Australian side it’s pretty sad for him to leave his side. Watson who has helped his team won several matches single handed while having great partnerships in others would cause a great blow to the Australian side. While this would also give some young talents opportunities to showcase their potentials.
Watson who made his ODI debut in 2002 against South Africa has the highest score in that format by an Australian batsman i.e. 185 against Bangladesh in 2011. He has played 190 ODI and has scored 5,718 runs at an average of 40.55 and also taken 168 wickets with an average of 31.79. Although hesaid he would play for the domestic tournaments. “Shane should be proud of his contribution to Australian cricket,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said in a conference.
He has been one of the best All-rounder’s the world has ever seen, be it ODI’s, Test’s or T20’s. He hasn’t left the IPL also, where he has been the former member of the Former IPL champions Rajasthan Royals. He has been a part of the teams that won th ICC World Cups Twice i.e. once in 2007 and next in 2015. He has also been a good captain for his team and has won several awards till date and made great contributions for the Australian Cricket. He has also shown some interest in been a future coach for Australian team.
Shane Watson will end his international career after the World Twenty20 2016, signalling the end of an era in Australian cricket. Hope he has a good life ahead.