Shane Watson has ended his 10-year Test career with Australia after the all-rounder has announced his retirement from the longest format of the game with immediate effect.
BREAKING: Shane Watson has announced his retirement from Test cricket effective immediately
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) September 6, 2015
The 34-year-old, who captained his country in one Test and nine ODIs, steps down after another injury setback, struggling with a calf injury sustained in Australia’s 64-run ODI victory at Lords yesterday.
Watson, who made his debut back in 2005, has scored 3,731 runs and claimed 75 wickets in his 59 Tests over a decade with the Baggy Green.
Here is how his team-mates reacts:
Congratulations @ShaneRWatson33 on a magnificent test career. It was an absolute pleasure to be a team mate. A true gentleman of the game.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 6, 2015
Congrats @ShaneRWatson33 on your test career! You inspire youngsters to never give up as you have always given it your all! Be proud mate
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) September 6, 2015
59 Test matches for Australia is an incredible achievement. @ShaneRWatson33 you should be really proud of everything you’ve accomplished.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) September 6, 2015
Congrats to @ShaneRWatson33 on a great test career! Has been an honour to be apart of your journey! Great player and even better person!
— Ryan Harris (@r_harris413) September 6, 2015
Congrats @ShaneRWatson33 on retirement. You deserve all the accolades that come your way. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of you career.
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) September 6, 2015
Congrats to @ShaneRWatson33 on an outstanding test career for Australia! It has been a pleasure and privilege to be your team mate!
— Nathan Lyon (@NathLyon421) September 6, 2015