Brett Lee, Former Australian pace spearhead trusts all-rounder Shane Watson has eventually replied his critics after playing a game-winning knock in Friday’s six wicket World Cup quarter final victory over Pakistan.
Shane Watson remained not out on 64 as he secured his side got over the line after being put under pressure while chasing 214 runs.
Brett Lee also gave credit to Watson for the innings as he successfully countered a deadly spell from Pakistani fast-bowler Wahab Riaz.
The 38 years old told the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday that he thinks he has made plenty of people eat their words. On Friday night his batting was one of the best innings he has ever seen under pressure. They need to realize Wahab Riaz was bowling serious pace and it was one of the best deadly spells of pace bowling particularly from Pakistan, he has seen in a long time. According to Lee that pull shot he played off Wahab Riaz (the over boundary) was the shot of the match. He was dropped when he was on four but he recuperated to provide a stable hand, all because he is someone who has been in that position many times before.
Lee further said that the experience of Shane Watson could help Australia reclaim the World Cup title.
He added that in Shane Watson they have a bloke who has played 185 One Day Internationals and his experience will help Australia to win the World Cup. His innings against Pakistan was a combination of maturity and guts.
The winner of the 2003 and 2007 International Cricket Council World Cup, Lee said that Watson not only offers a lot with the bat and the ball, but he also works vigorously off-the-field with the younger lot in the outfit. Watson does not just offer a lot with willow, ball and in the ground, but behind the closed doors of the change rooms he works with the young guys as they come through.