ICC World T20: Australia's Shane Watson relishing ultimate challenge against India

Watson said that it is a big dream for him to play what could also be his last game.

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2016, 14:26 PM IST
ICC World T20: Australia's Shane Watson relishing ultimate challenge against India

New Delhi: Retiring Australian all-rounder veteran Shane Watson said playing against India in a knockout match before fleet of home fans on Sunday would be the "ultimate challenge" for his side at the ICC World Twenty20.

Tied on four points each, India and Australia know that the winner in this game will take home all and qualify for the semis. Sunday`s Super 10, Group 2 encounter is being played in Mohali.

"It is the ultimate challenge to play India in any format here in India," said Watson.

He also said that beating India at their backyard is an incredible achievement.

"If you can beat India on Indian soil in any format, it`s an incredible achievement. Everyone in the Australian team knows that. I certainly know that from plenty of experience here, so it`s just going to be a great challenge and we certainly are going to be up for it."

The Aussie senior player had announced this week he would be ending his international career at the close of Australia`s campaign in the tournament.

Watson said that it is a big dream for him to play what could also be his last game.

"From my personal perspective, to have the opportunity to be able to play in what could be my last game is, I suppose, as big a dream as you could imagine,” said Watson.

An Australian victory would knock India out of the tournament and ensure Watson gets to play at least one more match at the highest level of the game.

India will be hoping to ensure they spoil Watson's farewell party.

(With Agency inputs)