Shane Watson Retires From Test Cricket: News
Australian All Rounder, Shane Watson has decided to hang his boots in Test Cricket but will continue to play in the shorter formats, ODI Cricket and T20 Cricket.
Shane Watson Announces Retirement from Test Cricket
Australian All Rounder, Shane Watson famously known as ‘Watto’ has called off from Test Cricket due to series of injuries and recent drop in form. Shane Watson played his last test against England in Ashes 2015.
Shane Watson was dropped from the Aussie Test Team after first Test Match of Ashes 2015 in which he got out to LBW which has been an issue with Watto recently. Watson had injury after 2nd ODI Match against England thus he announced his retirement from Longest Form of the Game.
Shane Watson Announcement for Retirement
Shane Watson said,
“Over the last couple of days there was a lot of clarity (for me) of what the right decision was. I just know that I’ve given everything I possibly can to get the best out of myself.
“I just know it’s the right time to move on. I don’t have that real fight in me, especially for Test cricket, knowing the lengths physically that I’d have to go through, mentally and technically as well, to be at my best in Test cricket, so I just know it’s the right time.
“I know it’s the right time to move on and still hopefully play the shorter formats of the game, one-dayers and T20s.”
Shane Watson Career in Test Cricket
Shane Watson begun his career in 2005 against Pakistan in Sydney and since then his career has seen lots of injuries and form loss. Watson sported baggy green in 58 Test Matches and scored only 4 centuries for his side in Test cricket. Watson has battled his way in and out of the side in his 10 year long career.
Shane Watson was ICC Best Test Cricketer in 2011 but couldn’t continue his purple patch for long as he has been doing in shorter formats.
Shane Watson Career Statistics
Watto played 58 Test Matches and scored 3,731 runs at an average of 35.19, he also took 75 Test wickets. Watson has only 4 tons to his name in Test Cricket.
Shane Watto will continue to entertain his fans in ODI AND T20 formats.
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