Apart from Michael Clarke, no player divides Australian cricket fans as much as Shane Watson.
Critics express frustration at his constant injuries and inability to translate his enormous natural ability into consistent performances at Test level.
But Watson’s supporters only have to point to his multiple career highlights to underline his value to Australian cricket in all three forms of the game.
There was his golden six-month period in 2009 when, batting as an opener, he past 50 eight times in eight Tests and posted his maiden century.
Then came his patient hundred on a dustbowl in Mohali in 2010, his almost flawless innings of 176 against at The Oval in 2013 and his run-a-ball century against England in Perth just a few months later.
There have been several stand-out moments in the coloured clothing as well, both for Australia and in the IPL, with the highlight of his ODI career coming when he smashed an unbeaten 185 from 96 balls against Bangladesh in 2011.
His back-to-back Test five-wicket hauls against Pakistan in 2010 also proves that he can be much more than a change bowler when his fragile body allows.