Former teacher amused over 'diligent' Watson not doing his 'cricket homework'
Sydney, Mar 13 : Shane Watson's former teacher has claimed the Australian all rounder was a diligent student during his schooldays and was good at grammar.
Former Ipswich Grammar student Watson was the highest profile player to be cut from the Test team touring India by coach Mickey Arthur for failing to hand in an assignment on what must change for a better result in the next Test, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Watson, Usman Khawaja, James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson were all dropped for not completing the homework, with Watson leaving the tour and reportedly considering his Test future.
However, Ipswich Grammar School deputy head of curriculum Michael Connors said he found 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, adding he was his English teacher and the all rounder was in his class.
Connors added he has said this to boys afterwards that Watson was always dedicated to his studies, meticulous in his words, but he was always wanting to go that little harder, adding it was like if he is getting a B how can he go and get an A, that good strong work ethic and working hard all the time.