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Watson vows to change his appalling record of run-outs in Tests

April 14, 2012 - Melbourne

Australian allrounder Shane Watson has vowed to change his appalling record of run-outs at Test level.

The Australian allrounder was involved in his eighth run-out in 33 Tests when he and Ricky Ponting got caught up in a horrible mix-up during this week's series opener against the West Indies in Bridgetown.

The incident left Ponting fuming and Watson distraught, The Herald Sun reports.

Watson admitted that he needs to find a way to improve his running between the wickets.

"Unfortunately I've been involved in too many run-outs, which is not good enough, but this one especially really did affect me," Watson said.

"I made sure that I've given Ricky a few presents ... because it did affect me a lot. I'll be doing everything I possibly can to make sure it doesn't happen again," he said.

As the common denominator in almost half the 21 run outs that Australia have endured when Watson is in the Test team, he freely admits it's his issue alone to solve.

"I know from my perspective I'm very honest with myself to know that's something I do need to rectify. But also peer group pressure means I certainly need to," he said.


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