Watch: Shane Watson Predicts Who Will Win ‘Player Of Tournament’ Award in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Not Virat Kohli or Bumrah, The player was chosen by Shane Watson to win the ‘Player of Tournament’ Award at ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 will make you surprise.

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Shane Watson predicts for the ‘Player of Tournament’ Award

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson overlooked players like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, who are in extremely good form at the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Instead, he picked Rohit Sharma as the favorite to win the best player award of the tournament. Rohit is the fourth highest run-getter in the ODI world cup.

According to Shane Watson, Rohit, who scored one hundred and half centuries in five matches, brought the tournament to life by taking on the world’s best bowlers right from the start. led and gave India a good start in the chase.


Speaking on the Star Sports show, the 42 years old cricketer, Shane Watson said :

“According to me, I think the ‘Player of Tournament’ Award is going to be Rohit Sharma. He just set the tournament alive so far. The way he bat is really a Phenomenal to watch. Take the game from ball one against the best bowlers in the world and I believe Rohit Sharma is going to continue on such a rich vein of form until the end of the tournament. So for me, he is the number one!”

Shane Watson talk on the Star Sports Show about the ‘Player of Tournament’ award.

Rohit has hit 17 sixes so far in the tournament, the most of any batsman, and in addition, his strike rate of 133.48 is the highest among the openers number, he stand at top 3st in run-scoring chart.

Besides Rohit, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah also featured in the song Men in Blue in the ongoing 50-over mega event. Virat has made 354 runs in five matches, which is the second most of any batsman in the tournament so far, while with 11 runs to his name in five matches, Bumrah is the The racket catches the third most balls.

Watch: Shane Watson predict the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award

About Watson

Shane Watson, born in June 17, 1981 at Ipswich, Queensland. His full name is Shane Robert Watson, and use Watto as his Nicknames. Although has a fragile, injury-prone body, he still overcame and become one of Australia‘s leading all-round athletes of the 21st century.

He developed into one of Australia’s best off-swingers as a bowler, and if he wasn’t taking wicket himself, he often created pressure at one end. And as a batsman, he was ha broad-chested attacker in the mold of Matthew Hayden, blessed with enough power to not need to muscle his shots to get them to the ropes and have ingenuity to boot.


Despite having a muscular body that looked like it was created for a photo model, Watson’s skeleton was so brittle that it risked breaking his bones. He had recurring back stress fractures, hamstring strains, calf issues, hip complaints, and more. during his career, but overcame it, changed his training style and gave up alcohol. The sacrifice and effort paid off in 2009, when he was selected as the Test opener in the middle of the Ashes series.

After two scores of 90 and 89, he made his maiden Test hundred at the MCG against Pakistan. A productive few years as a Test opener led to back-to-back Allan Border Medal wins, but then injuries struck again. Although Watson returned to the team in 2012, he spent the rest of his Test career moving up and down the order looking for a place to call his own.

He is a dangerous striker in short-form tournaments, Watson bowled Bangladesh out for 185 in the ODIs in 2011. At the following year’s T20 World Cup, he was Player of the Tournament with 249 runs , the most of anyone in the tournament, and 11 hits (second most). In the IPL, he won the title with Rajasthan Royals in the first year of the tournament and in 2018, his first season with Chennai Super Kings, he helped them win the trophy with 117 off 57 balls in the final.

In 2013, Shane Watson became Australia’s 44th Test captain when he led the three-day losing team in Delhi in place of the injured Michael Clarke. He stood down as vice-captain after that tour and played for two more years before being dropped for the 2015 Ashes, after which he announced his retirement from playing. The following year, he announced his retirement from all international cricket after the T20 World Cup.

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