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Dec 26, But the real Shane Robert Watson — Australia's 44th Test captain .. It's understood his relationship with Clarke is effectively non-existent. Clarke, whose strained relationship with Watson is an open secret within Australian cricket circles, cut short a press conference in a London. Jul 16, Clarke, whose strained relationship with Watson is an open secret within Australian cricket circles, cut short a press conference in a London.
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A close friend and mentor to both Clarke and Watson, Warne paralleled his relationship with Steve Waugh, another pair who disagreed fundamentally on many cricket issues but found a way to work together. Arthur's alleged claim in leaked legal documents that Clarke had described Watson as a "cancer" on the Australian team has heightened scrutiny of a partnership that has often been strained. But Warne told ESPNcricinfo that while the views of Clarke and Watson had often diverged, the perception of the two senior players warring with each other had been enhanced by the national team's indifferent recent results and the allrounder's shuffling around the batting order by Clarke.
Watto wants to open, Michael Clarke's thinking strong middle order, so I'm sure they've had a few heated debates about where he should bat. And I know both the guys really well and I speak to both all the time.
So I think it's not a factual statement. But because of the batting situation and the way the team's going, sometimes people can read too much into that.
They might have disagreements of opinions over things, but that's okay. You don't need to always agree and it doesn't equal hating each other either.
Warne said his working axis with Waugh had been similarly tested by the decision to drop him from the Test team in the West Indies early in A few months later they found themselves celebrating on the Lord's balcony, having played equally vital roles in winning the World Cup. We always had different views - Steve was a very defensive, negative type of person, he was always a match saver.Michael Clarke tells Neil Mitchell about his fractured relationships from cricket
He was subsequently named as Man of the Match. He then scored 41 not out from 24 balls to win the Man of the Match award as his side won by 17 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Warne relaxed over Clarke-Watson rift
Against Indiahe was used as second change bowler and took 3— It was he who had changed the game by taking the wickets of Yuvraj Singh and opener Irfan Pathan in the 11th over. He also dismissed Suresh Raina in the last over. He followed it up with 72 from 42 balls 7 sixes and 2 fours making a mockery of the target At the completion of the group stages and Super Eight stages, Watson had the most runs, wickets and sixes. List of Rajasthan Royals records Watson is the only player to lead most runs,  most wickets,  highest score,  highest batting average,  most sixes,  for a team in T20, which he held for 4 years — Also the first player to win man of the tournament IPL twice.
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He picked up 17 wickets, won four Man of the Match awards in his first twelve games and also the Man of the Tournament award. Watson missed the second IPL season due to national duty and injury, and Rajasthan failed to reach the top four in the qualifying rounds. He scored runs off 61 balls, hitting six fours and six sixes.
His strong performances continued and he subsequently went on to win the Man of the Tournament award. He was also appointed captain of the team for the season.