Not only did Australia suffer a 4-0 loss in a Test series concluded in March, team management axed four players, including then vice-captain Watson after the second Test for failing to complete “homework” set by coach Mickey Arthur.
“Whatever happened throughout India, certainly for me personally, was the lowest point in my cricket career, there’s no doubt about that,” all-rounder Watson said after making 135 in Australia’s four-wicket Champions Trophy warm-up win over the West Indies in Cardiff on late Saturday night.
“The decisions that were made were made for a reason and we certainly have to move forward as a team because we’ve got two series back-to-back of the biggest cricket we'll ever play.”
Those two series are the Ashes campaign in England, starting in July, and the return contest in Australia laterthis year.
England hold the Ashes after a 3-1 triumph in Australia in 2010/11, with all three victories coming by margins of more than an innings.