Shane Watson retired hanged his boots after 14 years-long career  © Getty Images
Shane Watson retired hanged his boots after 14 years-long career © Getty Images

Virat Kohli isn’t just showing grace on the pitch but off the pitch too. Virat congratulated Shane Watson for a successful career as he retired after India-Australia’s virtual quarter-final banter. Shane Watson had a good T20 record scoring 1462 runs and picked up 48 wickets in his 58 match long career with a high score of 124 against India at Melbourne this year. He is one of the few batsmen to score a century in T20 format. He has played for Rajasthan Royals and was recently sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL Auction of upcoming IPL-9. He showcased a cameo with the bat with unbeaten 18 and picking up two wickets giving just 23 runs of his quota of 4 overs. READ: Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni: Even the greatest have cracking points

Shane Watson has been one of the iconic all rounders in World Cricket showing his mettle for 14 years. Earlier Virat Kohli was in a different zone last night playing the role of an anchor the moment he came into bat and letting others hit the big shots. He was running short of partners with Shikhar Dhawan getting out cheaply and Yuvraj Singh struggling to run between the wickets due to injury in his left foot. The run rate was mounting up over after over ultimately reaching to more than 12 an over when MS Dhoni came to the crease. Kohli was under immense pressure keeping in mind that this match is a virtual quarter final. It finally came down. With Dhoni as his companion, running between the wickets was no longer an issue converting ones into twos quite easily. He finally took the matter in his own hands when India needed 41 runs off 18 deliveries. He thrashed James Faulkner picking up 21 runs off his over and 16 in the next paving the way for Dhoni’s winning boundary.