Shane Watson to retire from international cricket after World T-20

Former Australian Caption and all rounder Shane Watson has confirmed that he’ll will not play international cricket after ongoing 2016 Twenty20 world cup championship. On Thursday in Mohali, Watson mentioned the news that he will no longer be a part of Australian team.

Watson has represented Australia in 59 Tests, 190 One-Day Internationals and 56 Twenty-20 Internationals so far. 
Watson, 34, shared his decision to call it quits with teammates in Mohali, where Australia take on Pakistan in a World T20 group match on Friday, Cricket Australia said. Watson had quit Tests in 2015 after failing to make the squad for the Ashes. He has also failed to break into the ODI side since September, 2015.
Watson said,"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 any more.
"It's been over the last week that it's really become clear that now really is the right time to retire from all international cricket. I've been playing with the thought for a few months now and I know now with the way the group is continuing to evolve, which is exciting to be able to see, with my young family as well, and seeing the potential of the international schedule is very hectic. And I just know it's the right time to be able to right now clear my mind knowing that I've made the decision and be absolutely ready to go for these next two very important games," he added.
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He's had a much more successful limited-overs career, having been part of Australia's 2007 and 2015 World Cup winning teams. A World Twenty20 title continues to elude Australia but Watson was adjudged player of the tournament at the 2012 edition of the tournament in Sri Lanka.
Australia will now play two more group matches against Pakistan on 25 March and on 27 versus India. And if Aussies get success to qualify for semi-finals, Shane Watson will be seen playing more games for Kangaroos.


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