Former Australian Test all-rounder and barely walking pulled muscle Shane Watson has today anointed Western Australian journeyman batsman, Shaun Marsh as his heir apparent in the Australian cricket team.
The praise from Watson came after news of Marsh’s selection to replace injured incumbent batsman Usman Khawaja for the Third Test against New Zealand.
Watson spoke to The (un)Australian of his admiration for Marsh, saying: “I see a lot of myself in Shaun, I mean the anger of the general public upon Shaun’s selection, the failure to live up to potential and of course the hamstring strains. Australian cricket is in good hands with Shaun, provided he can make it through a match.”
Watson was also hopeful of Marsh joining him later in the year in the Australian One Day team, saying he was excited to share a dressing room with Marsh and also have someone else in the team who the public despises almost as much as himself.
The interview with Watson was cut short, however, when the all-rounder pulled a muscle reaching for a cup of coffee. He’s expected to be out of action to the media for four to six weeks.