Without any doubt, Shane Watson is one of the best all-rounders in the history of Australian cricket. After announcing his retirement from international cricket in 2016, Watson has been featuring in the various T20 leagues played across the world. In the recent development, the right-hander has been named the president of the Australian Cricketers’ Association in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Sydney.
Watson has composed over 9,000 international runs across the three formats along with 281 wickets. On being given the huge responsibility, Watson said that he is truly honoured to be elected as the president of the ACA. Watson knows the fact that he has big shoes to fill in as there are huge expectations from him.
“I am truly honoured to be elected as the President of the ACA as it evolves into the future. I have big shoes to fill with the people who have gone before me and I am super excited about this opportunity to continue to give back to the game that has given me so much,” quoted Shane Watson.
“Through a period of immense change, the players have been and will continue to be, a strong voice in protecting what’s made our game of cricket great, while embracing opportunities that change inevitably brings. This policy, amid a host of other changes, assures Australian women that cricket is a sport which can now support you and your family. And for girls coming through who love sport, like my daughter, it says that cricket is a sport where you will be able to have a career,” added Watson who is currently gearing up to lead the Deccan Gladiators in the upcoming edition of the T10 league starting from November 14.