“It Was Right Time,” Says Aus Player Shane Watson About Retirement

The all-rounder will continue playing for the Sydney Thunder.

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“One morning I woke up in Dharamsala and I knew now was the right time”, said Australian cricketer Shane Watson while announcing his retirement from International cricket.

Watson will retire after the conclusion of the ongoing World Twenty20 that is being hosted in India currently. He had already retired from Test cricket last year after the tour of England and had stopped playing ODIs since September 2015. This will be his official goodbye to international cricket, over a decade after playing for his country, reports ESPN Cricinfo.

One morning I woke up in Dharamsala to the beautiful view and I don’t know what it was exactly but I knew now was the right time. I’ve really enjoyed my time being back in the Australian squad. But it is quite different, none of the other guys I played with growing up are here anymore. I’ve made the right decision. I couldn’t really see the light with the all the injuries I had.
Shane Watson, Australian all-rounder

Australia faces Pakistan next in Mohali. The big-hitting all-rounder would continue to play domestic Twenty20 tournaments including the Big Bash League for the Sydney Thunder.

(With Reuters inputs)

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