Cricket Australia decided to reveal the news of Shane Watson’s post-World T20 retirement after skipper Steven Smith’s customary pre-match conference yesterday.
It's time: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is set to bowl during a training session at the PCA Stadium in Mohali yesterday. Watson will be quitting international cricket after the World T20. Pics/PTI
Later, the Australians got into a huddle before their training session as Watson made the announcement to his teammates.
It is learnt that Watson told his teammates that he wanted to give priority to his family.
He also told them that he was expecting to play more freely now having shed the burden of expectation.