Shane Watson seems to be quite unsatisfied with his test career outcomes which don’t match with his skills. Shane Watson said that he didn’t like the outcomes he had during his test career.
Former Australia all-rounder cricketer Shane Watson has said that he didn’t like the outcomes he had during his test match career and these outcomes didn’t match up the skills and capabilities which he possessed. Shane Watson said that thinking regarding the game, he realized that his mental aspect of the game was not right when it comes to the longest cricket format and called him one of the biggest reasons for him not being able to bat for long periods in test matches. The former Australian all-rounder cricketer revealed this fact about himself in his latest podcasts program which title, “Learning lessons with the greats”. In the episode, Shane Watson was seen chatting with former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.
“I look at my test career and I know the skill which I possess did not match the outcomes I had in test careers, now I know that my mental application during test matches was usually fatigued and I just wanted to do too well in every test match I played, I used to make a mistake because I had burnt myself”, Shane Watson told Yuvraj Singh.
“I failed to look into my mindset as to where I was into the lead-up in the game and that is why I was not able to bat for a long period of time in test matches. In the shorter formats, there was a goal and I knew how to go about the things”, he added.
During the Podcast, Yuvraj Singh also admitted that he regrets not having a long test career for team India. Watson played 59 tests for Australia in which he managed to score 3,731 runs at an average of 35.19. He also took 75 wickets in 59 matches with his best figures being 6-33. Watson had played his last test match during the 2015 Ashes series in England.
Shane Warne’s scores are more satisfying in the short cricket formats as he went to play 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is for Australia. In the 50 over format, Watson had an average of 40.54 and scored 5757 runs. Watson got retired from the International cricket n the year 2016 and became the last player to get retired from Australia’s golden year of the 2000s.