Shane Watson feels tour of India in 2013 was lowest point in his career

Shane Watson was one of the four players axed for the fourth Test against India for failing to comply with team rules © Getty Images

Cardiff: Jun 2, 2013

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson says the team’s last tour of India, where it was whitewashed 0-4, was the lowest point of his cricket career.

“Whatever happened throughout India, certainly for me personally, was the lowest point in my cricket career, there’s no doubt about that.” he said.

“The decisions that were made were made for a reason and we certainly have to move forward as a team because we’ve got two series back-to-back of the biggest cricket we’ll ever play,” the Aussie was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo.’

Watson admitted the controversial episode ahead of Australia’s last chance to save the series in India could have been avoided. Watson along with three other teammates were suspended ahead of the third Test in Mohali for breach of discipline.

The 31-year-old is now looking forward to the upcoming Ashes series against England at the Old Blighty Australia are chasing the urn after England thrashed them 3-1 in their own backyard.

“We’ve got a lot of big cricket coming up so we’ve got to put all the things that happened to us in India behind us,” he said.

“We’ve got to find ways to get the best out of ourselves as individuals and as a team. If we don’t, then it could be a long 10 months but if we’re able to bring it together then we could have a lot of fun.

“If I had handed in my homework then I would have avoided it, that’s probably as simple as it was. I look back and I certainly would have done that and I wouldn’t have been in the situation that I was.” he said.

Watson also ruled out any interest in captaining Australia in the near future.

“At this point in time, absolutely not. I stepped down as vice-captain for a number of different reasons but at this point in time, it was certainly the best thing for the team. I’m just here to get the best out of myself and help as much as I always do anyway.”