Surely it was Virat Kohli's day on Sunday, when he smashed almost everything to take India into the semi-finals. But, don’t forget Shane Watson! With Australia getting out from the World Cup T20 tournament, it became his last international match of the career.
Virat Kohli played one of his best innings yesterday and he was shining so bright that many failed to notice the Watson’s pain in the eyes of leaving international cricket in this manner. Watson remained not out for 18 runs and also took two wickets to keep India fighting for a desperate win. Agreed, results were not in his team’s favour but that’s exactly what happens in a game – One team wins and other loses.
Shane Watson is number one all-rounder of T20s, he plays as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler for Australia since 2002. During his 14-year-long career he has played some remarkable innings for his team to keep the on number one spot.
Shane Watson had announced his retirement from international cricket after the conclusion of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, which certainly happened on Sunday against team India.
He was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2010 and 2011, becoming the second player (after Ricky Ponting) to win back-to back Allan Border Medals. He won 6 awards in the Tests, ODI and T20I player of the year awards category, which is the most by any player. Also the only player to be "Player of the Year" in all formats.
He was declared man of the series in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 for scoring a total of 249 with an average of 49.80, while taking 11 wickets with the ball.
Interestingly, he also highest paid non-indian cricketer in the world. Well, such figures can come only for a player who has cricket flowing in his veins.
Shane Watson you will be remembered for all the great innings you have contributed to keep everyone entertained during your glorious cricketing years. Thank you for all great matches.