James Faulkner says `cannot be compared` to `great` Shane Watson
Sydney: Australian cricketer James Faulkner is fired up after losing the ODI series to India, where he made a devastating 116 in a lost match and another blistering knock where he led his team to victory but said that he could not be compared to Shane Watson.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Faulkner`s devastating 116 in the series decider in Bangalore was not only the fastest ODI century by an Australian, it was his first ton in first-class or list A cricket.
However, the rising all-rounder gave himself no time to think about the remarkable feat he`d put together saying that the team came to India to win a series and they could not do that.
That single-minded attitude is exactly what makes Faulkner the ideal teammate and adds another string to his bow as a Test candidate, the report said.
He added that players should always have self-belief and a bit of confidence, adding that at times you might look a bit arrogant but most of the players who have been really good in world cricket have that sort of flair and that approach to the game.
A hamstring injury to Shane Watson, the severity of which is being eagerly awaited by a nervous selection panel, could open the door for Faulkner to feature in the Ashes this summer, the report added.