I’ve been very lucky to have a really good association with Rahul: Shane Watson
“I’ve been very lucky to have a really good association with Rahul. He’s probably the nicest guy – no, he is the nicest guy – that I’ve met in cricket. He’s a phenomenal man,” – Shane Watson
Paying a lot of tribute to the former Indian test batsman Rahul Dravid, who announced his retirement today, the Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said Rahul was one of the most phenomenal man, and the nicest guy he had ever met in the world of Cricket. Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from the test cricket, which was the only format he was playing in the International cricket, after retiring from the shorter format of the game last year in the tour of England.
“I’ve been very lucky to have a really good association with Rahul. He’s probably the nicest guy – no, he is the nicest guy – that I’ve met in cricket. He’s a phenomenal man,” Shane Watson said. “He loves the game with so much passion, it’s in his blood and in his heart. He is certainly going to be sorely missed by the Indian public and the cricket loving public as well,”, Watson was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald.
The game of Cricket would miss Rahul Dravid, according to Shane Watson, but he said he would be lucky to talk to Dravid still because Dravid would captain the Rajasthan Royals team in the IPL, the part of which Shane Watson is. “I suppose I’m lucky that he’s my captain for Rajasthan so I’ll continue to talk cricket as much as I possibly can because I do love talking to him. He’s got a lot of knowledge to be able to give.”
Shane Watson didn’t have any credits less for Dravid, as he said that the performance of Dravid in the series down under in Australia, where India faced a 4-0 loss against the hosts, was a result of the excellent bowling performance of the Australians, and one shouldn’t blame Rahul Dravid’s form for the same.
Watson said that he was in thought about the retiring since last year itself, but after the great tour of England, he obviously felt that the tour to Australia would be a good one too, but the dominance of bowlers over the entire Indian team is what kept Dravid too under pressure.
“I was actually talking to Rahul during the IPL last year and he was contemplating whether he was actually going to come out to Australia,” he said. “But after having such an amazing England series he obviously felt it would be a great option to come out to Australia.
“I suppose in the end it showed the dominance of our bowlers because Rahul was still in pretty good touch but our bowlers just bowled so well to him,”.
Shane Watson is going to be the captain for the Australian tour which is touring West Indies later, because the injured captain of Australia Michael Clarke is left out of the ODI squad and wouldn’t return until he is declared totally fit for the game.
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