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New Delhi (PTI): All-rounder Shane Watson, who has been named Australia's stand-in skipper on Friday, said that leading the national team is like a...

dreamNew Delhi (PTI): All-rounder Shane Watson, who has been named Australia's stand-in skipper on Friday, said that leading the national team is like a dream come true and admitted he was mentally preparing for the job as soon as he landed here for the fourth and final Test. "It's really a dream come true to be asked to captain your country," Watson said. After Michael Clarke was ruled out of the ongoing Test with a back spasm, Watson became the 44th Test captain of Australia. "It's obviously very disappointing that Michael hasn't come up, his batting and leadership will certainly be sorely missed, but I'm looking forward to the challenge and responsibility over the next five days," Watson said. "Michael and Mickey talked to me about it when I first arrived back in India (from Sydney) so I knew it was always going to be touch and go with Michael to be at good fitness and able to play," the Queenslander said.
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