Former Australian allrounder Shane Watson has said that he has apologized to Pakistan legend Wasim Akram for hitting the legendary seamer for 2 huge sixes in the Bushfire Charity fixture.
The all-rounder of Australia Shane Watson landed in Pakistan for the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League and the first thing he did after attending the press reporters is to apologise Pakistan’s legendary cricketer Wasim Akram. He also revealed that Wasim Akram is one of his childhood heroes.
Recently, Wasim Akram partook in Australia’s Bushfire Charity Game under the leadership of the legendary Ricky Ponting. On the other corrner was Shane Watson opening the innings for Gilchrist XI. Watson smashed a couple of big sixes to Wasim Akram’s seam.
“I still feel really bad about that – Wasim [was] one of my heroes when I was growing up and now as well as he is a quality person. I felt very bad especially after [the] the second one went in the breeze and kept going, I continued to apologize to Wasim.” Watson said
Following the game, Shane Watson issued an apology to Wasim Akram for hitting him out of the park. The second of the two sixes in particular was massive as it sailed miles away with the breeze pushing it forward.
Meanwhile, Shane Watson brushed aside all rumors of a possible comeback to the Australian national team for this year’s ICC World T20. The allrounder stated that he is fully satisfied with his career at the moment and would like to keep playing franchise cricket around the world.
“In regards to comeback for Australia in T20 World Cup, no, I am very happily retired and I love doing what I am doing in different tournaments but now with Quetta Gladiators is one of the highlights of my year and it’s a pleasure to be here again,” Watson added
Shane Watson will take to the field for Quetta Gladiators when the defending champions take on former 2-time winners Islamabad United on February 20th in Karachi. Following the close of the tournament, the former World Cup winner will accompany Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2020.