Sydney: Sacked all-rounder Shane Watson said that it was "wrong" on his part not to submit the presentation to the coach but the "harsh" punishment for such a protocol breach was hard to accept.
     
"I accept that I did the wrong thing, but I will always find it very hard to accept being suspended from a Test match for my country," Watson told the reporters at the airport after an 18-hour long journey from India.
      
Watson and three of his colleagues -- pacemen James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson, and batsman Usman Khawaja -- were axed from the team for ignoring a team management order.
     
The four players were dropped for failing to make a presentation on how to improve their personal as well as the team's performance after the innings and 135 runs defeat in the second Test in Hyderabad.
     
"I, with a few other guys, took it as leading into the Test match and I got that extremely wrong, which meant that it's cost me a Test match. They (the leadership group) obviously thought that was the right decision for the team at this point in time," he said. Watson said that missing a Test match on disciplinary grounds has devastated him.

(Agencies)

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