Opening batsmen always talk about developing ‘an understanding’ with their opening partner.
Shane Watson and Simon Katich should try and understand that batsmen should end up at opposite ends when running between the wickets.
We hope Australia never drop Shane Watson. He blends haplessness, incompetence, misfortune and childish petulance. It’s a heady cocktail.
Last Test he jumped up and down like a five-year-old when he dismissed Chris Gayle and everyone had to look away because it was so embarrassing. This Test, he’s contrived to run himself out for 93 to follow the 96 and the 89 that he made in the previous two Tests.
To Shane Watson [raises glass].