Shane Watson to call it a day after the ongoing World T20
Veteran Australian allrounder, Shane Watson will retire from all forms of international cricket after the ongoing World T20 in India.
Watson represented Australia in 190 One Day Internationals; he scored 5,757 runs at a handsome average of 40.54. He also hunted 168 batsmen in his career with a strike rate of 31.79.
He has played 56 T20 internationals so far and has been a key player for the mighty Aussies in the shortest format of the game. He has played all the World T20 tournaments for Australia; he was the player of the tournament in World T20 2012.
Watson will keep playing domestic cricket and likely to play leagues around the world like Big Bash and IPL.
Shane Watson was capable enough to open the Australian innings and also bowl some impressive medium pacers with the new ball as well. He holds the record of scoring highest score in an ODI innings for Australia with 185 runs against Bangladesh in 2011.
The man, who debuted for Australia in 2002, has won the prestigious Alan Border Medal twice, which is awarded to the Australian player of the year.
Shane Watson was part of Australian World Cup winning squads in 2007 and 2015, which adds another feather in his hat.
Watson announced retirement from test cricket last summer in England. He wore the Baggy Green for Australia in 59 test matches. He averaged 35.19 to score 3,731 runs and took 75 wickets for his team at 33.68 for his team.