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In Pictures – When Shane Watson Taught 16-Time WWE Champion John Cena Cricket

The Australian team has always been one of the most formidable sides in the cricketing world. In all Australia has won the cricket World Cup five times, which includes three successful campaigns in a row, 1999, 2003 and 2007. The team then went into a transition period after the retirement of players like Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Andrew Symonds etc., during which the team lost its dominance but still had a strong core with the presence of Michael Clarke and Shane Watson.

Shane Watson played the anchor role in Australia’s fifth successful World Campaign in 2015 at home. Watson’s all-round capability gave the Aussie team an edge over the other teams. Watson who made his international debut in 2005 holds the record for staying at the top of ICC rankings in T20I as an all-rounder for 150 weeks, out of which he was there for 120 consecutive weeks.

Sydney Thunder, Spotless Stadium, BBL 2017-18, Manuka Oval, Canberra

Shane Watson led Sydney Thunder in the sixth edition. Photo Credit: BBL.

With the Australian cricketing season underway, fans are eagerly waiting for the flamboyant Big Bash League to begin. Not just the fans, even the franchisees are trying their best to put their best foot forward. Watson who plays for Sydney Thunders in the league met 16 times WWE Champion John Cena. The superstar, who is in Australia to promote his move ‘Ferdinand’, tried his hand at the game of cricket. The 40-year-old WWE legend met Thunders captain, Shane Watson and tried to learn the game.

Watson on his Twitter handle posted a picture of the duo playing in the nets, he wrote,

Awesome day with @JohnCena. Only the best bats for this champion! @sg_cricket @ThunderBBL”

Cena then posted pictures of himself promoting the movie in Sydney and wrote:

Read some #Ferdinand, played some Cricket (poorly) and had a great time the past few days in Sydney until the teacher took attendance in class and I was marked absent… UC”