A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Shane Watson continues to ponder over Test future

Watson is considering becoming a limited overs specialist

Australia batsman Shane Watson has continued to ponder over his Test future after being reprimanded for ignoring team orders during the recently concluded four-Test series against India.

Watson was axed midway through the tour and returned home to be with his pregnant wife.

However, Watson is concerned that his Test future will continue to remain bleak, especially now that he cannot bowl and has only scored two centuries in the 41 Test matches he has represented Australia in.

On the other hand, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Watson will remain an integral part of Australia’s ODI and Twenty20 squad, as he seems to excel in both formats.

“Any time you’re suspended for a Test match unless you do something unbelievably wrong, and obviously everyone knows what those rules are … I think it is very harsh,” Watson said. “At this point in time I’m at a stage where I’m sort of weighing up my future and what I want to do with my cricket in general, to be honest. I do love playing, there is no doubt about that, but at this point in time I’m going to spend the next few weeks with my family and just weigh up my options of just exactly which direction I want to go.

“There are lot more important things in life – I certainly do love playing cricket and that passion is still there and I feel like I’m in the prime years of my cricket career. From that perspective I still feel like I’ve got a lot to give. But from a holistic perspective I’ve got to sit down with my family and decide which directions they are.”

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