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first_img(REOPENS DEL 20) (REOPENS DEL 20) “I really enjoyed my time being back in the Australian squad but, it is quite different,” Watson said. “None of the other guys that I played with growing up are here anymore. I know how privileged Ive been to be in the position to start out so young with so many incredible players. “Thats part of what Ive always seen myself being the filter to pass on that knowledge to the guys that Im involved with. I know how incredibly fortunate Ive been…my first tour was with Steve Waugh as the captain of the Test squad. A lot of these guys have seen Steve Waugh play but never had the fortune to actually be able to play with him. Thats just one guy, let alone all the other legends I was fortunate enough to play with.” One of low points in his distinguished career also came in India. He was suspended after the infamous Homework-gate during the teams disastrous Test tour of India in 2013 for which he was axed from the team. “That was a time I certainly was considering my future within the Australian team because at that point in time I certainly wasnt enjoying the environment at all, I was enjoying playing in that regard,” Watson recalled. “And thats what the game of cricket and sport in general is there for ? to be thoroughly enjoyed. The thing that really shone through at that point in time was how much I do love the game and realising that was absolutely living the dream. “I just had to get through that period of time having faith that there was light at the end of the tunnel and there certainly was. It changed within two or three months with Darren (Lehmann) coming in (as coach) and changing things around.” PTI BS PM PMadvertisementlast_img

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