Shane Watson shares some anecdotes regarding his early playing days

I always wanted to be the best cricketer I could be, says Watson.

Shane Watson was phenomenal throughout the IPL 2018 | IANS

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has recently revealed as to what inspired him to become a cricketer and increase the hunger to be the best in the business at the show Quick Heal Bhajji Blast with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).  

Watson, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest all-rounders especially in the White-ball cricket to have graced the game of gentlemen’s ever, is known for his incredible ability to hit the ball and his pace bowling abilities.  Though it was not enough to explain his contribution to the game.

After retiring from the international cricket, the Aussie who has made himself a brand in the franchise  T20 tournaments has become one of the most wanted players across the world. 

Recently, Watson who was part of the CSK in the IPL 2018, played a key role in lifting the title for the third by hitting a belligerent unbeaten century against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final at Wankhede Stadium. He was phenomenal throughout the IPL 2018, amassed 555 runs in 15 matches.

Following the T20 event, the all-rounder attends the Harbhajan Singh’s show, where Watson revealed that he was always good in the sport and Cricket was always his favorite, but he took up the game as his career when he realized he is best in it.

Watson said, “My dad is a huge cricket fan, especially Test cricket. My dad never forced me to play cricket, but it was hard not to get caught up in his love of the game. I grew up in Ipswich, which is about 45 minutes west of Brisbane. Cricket was always my favorite and was always the sport I was most naturally good at.”

The all-rounder also revealed that he always wanted to be the best in both batting and bowling and his hunger increased day by day, has taken inspiration from some Aussie legends that shaped up his career.

Watson signed off by saying, “I just wanted to be the best at both. I wanted to be the best fast bowler and wanted to be Craig McDermott, who was from Ipswich as well. I wanted to be him. Then I wanted to be Mark Waugh which then changed to be Ricky Ponting when he started playing as well.”

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By Rashmi Nanda - 05 Jun, 2018

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