I still have that burning ambition: Shane Watson

Mar 19, 2013, 00:33 IST | IANS

Australia's vice-captain Shane Watson left for India yesterday to join the cricket team for the fourth cricket Test in Delhi starting Friday.

“I’ve had several constructive discussions with team management back in Mohali over the past few days. We’ve spoken about how we are going to work together to move forward, as Australia attempts to climb back to the top of the ICC rankings,” said Watson.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson

“I’ve a burning ambition to be an Australian Test player for as long as I can be and help Australia win those big Test series’ as well as the big ICC Tournaments,” he said.

Watson, who was dropped from the third Test along with three others over a breach of discipline, returned home last week to be with his wife Lee for the birth of their first child. Lee delivered a baby boy, Will, last Thursday.

Watson originally expected to miss the fourth Test, but had to change his plans since the baby was born earlier than expected.

While leaving India, Watson made clear his displeasure at being dropped over the ‘homework affair’ and said he reconsider his Test future. Watson was also angry at CA high performance manager Pat Howard’s comments that he was a team man only “sometimes”.

Watson said: “I have also had a number of chats with Pat Howard over the last week and we are both now on the same page and are really looking forward to working together to get Australia to be the best team in the world.”

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