Axed Shane Watson leaves India tour

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Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 16:32 [IST]
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Axed Shane Watson leaves India tour

Mohali, Mar 11: Shane Watson, axed from the Australian squad for the third Test against India due to disciplinary reasons, has decided to leave the tour and head home, reports said on Monday afternoon.

Watson, Australia's vice-captain and three others were axed from the squad for third Test on Monday, by the team management which included coach Mickey Arthur and captain Michael Clarke. Just a few hours later, angry with this decision, Watson is leaving the tour, media reports said.

Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson were the four players dumped from the squad for not doing an assignment given by the coach. The players were asked to make three points to improve the team performance. The quartet failed to submit their suggestions while the rest sent by email, text message or personally handed to Arthur.


Story first published:  Monday, March 11, 2013, 16:27 [IST]
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