Shane Watson feels banned Australian trio faced extreme punishments

Shane Watson feels banned Australian trio faced extreme punishments

He was also asked if he is considering an international comeback.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson recently proved that age is indeed just a number. The cricketer, who retired from international cricket in 2016, proved to be the man of the IPL 2018 finals. Watson’s thundering unbeaten 117 helped the Chennai Super Kings register their third IPL win. The Aussie all-rounder was recently seen in Dubai attending a media event. At the event, he was asked if he is considering an international comeback.

A very modest Shane Watson responded by saying that he hopes to see the younger lot get their chances. However, he added that he does not mind serving Australian cricket as a mentor. Commenting on different lines, he was asked about his take on the impositions that the ‘disgraced trio’ have faced.

Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were slapped heavy fines and a bans following their involvement in the ball tampering scandal recently in South Africa. As per the quotes in Hindustan Times, Watson remarked that the impositions were a little ‘extreme’. Nothing cannot be done right now and he only hopes to see the three players come back stronger.

“It is an extreme penalty for what they did compared to the bans that have happened and the reprimands that have happened in the past. They’ve paid a heavy price, there is no question, and when they come back they will be doing everything they can to try and repay people for the mistakes they made,” Shane Watsom remarked.

On the changes made

In a bid to stabilize Australian cricket again, Cricket Australia recently appointed Justin Langer as the head coach. Shane Watson reckons that Langer will do a fantastic job as the head coach of the Australian side. “He is certainly going to make sure the Aussies are on the right track,” Watson conceded.

In other news, the Australian selectors have named a full strength Australia A side for their upcoming tour of India. The selectors have named squads for the tri-series as well as for the four-day fixtures to be played in Vijayawada and Vizag.

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