Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Watson Work Ethic Praised after Axing

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Watson Work Ethic Praised after Axing

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Geoff Egan

THE QUEENSLAND TIMES

MICKEY Arthur might struggle to get a job at Ipswich Grammar where Shane Watson was never in strife for handing in late homework.

Former Ipswich Grammar student Watson was the highest-profile player to be cut from the Test team touring India by coach Arthur for failing to hand in an assignment on what must change for a better result in todayCOs Test.

Australia was humbled by the home side in the first two Tests and Arthur is determined to stop the rot.

Watson, Usman Khawaja, James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson were all dropped for not completing the C[pounds sterling]homeworkC[yen], with Watson leaving the tour to return home to be with his wife, who is expecting their first child.

He is reportedly considering his Test future.

But Ipswich Grammar School deputy head of curriculum Michael Connors said the Australian Test team vice-captain had been a diligent student.

Connors said Watson had been a willing student and not one to shirk responsibility. …

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