Shane Watson said that although it has been a long road for Australia since last year, he felt it was no excuse to not perform in the World T20 © Getty Images
Mirpur: Mar 31, 2014
Shane Watson, the Australian all-rounder, has said that his team have to be motivated when they face Bangladesh on Tuesday, although they have been knocked out of the ICC World T20 2014.
Australia lost their first two games against Pakistan and West Indies, which were close affairs. Once Pakistan beat Bangladesh on Sunday, Australia were out of the competition and were then comprehensively beaten by India.
Speaking to the media at Mirpur, Watson said, “There is no doubt that it has been an extremely disappointing performance. Tonight (India vs Australia) was obviously very disappointing, to lose convincingly, but this whole tournament has been disappointing to be fair. To be in the positions we have and not to win those games.”
With the last game being inconsequential, one may feel Australia would lose the intensity, but Watson dismissed those talks. “Look we have to be motivated. For me motivation personally is that I don’t like losing. As a team we don’t like losing.”
Watson also said that although it has been a long road for Australia since last year, he felt it was no excuse to not perform in the World T20. “It has been a long summer, a never-ending summer. But it doesn’t mean we should take the foot off the peddle. Playing for your country in a World Cup, whatever the format is, it is a huge honour,” Watson stated.