Durban: Former South Africa allrounder Lance Klusener says Shane Watson is the best in the business when it comes to performing with both bat and ball at the moment. According to Klusener, the Aussie has taken his game to the next level.
"Shane Watson of Australia I think is really good. He is the best allrounder at the moment. The way he has improved over the years and taken his game to the next level, is incredible," Klusener said after South Africa beat India in the World Cricket Legends 12-over-a-side game in the Wild, organised by Beyond Boundaries.
Speaking on South African cricket, the 40-year-old hoped Gary Kirsten would be able to replicate India's success as the coach of the Proteas and help them get rid of the chokers' tag.
The Aussie has taken his game to the next level in the last year or so.
"It is just a stupid thing (the chokers' tag) that we can't get over it. The team has done a great job but people will talk about it till we actually win major events. Gary Kirsten knows what to do and that is something I think should help South Africa cricket. What he did back in India was really good," he added.
Taking a walk down memory lane, Klusener recollected his Man-of-the-Series performance in the 1999 World Cup, when he almost single-handedly steered South Africa into the final of the mega-event before losing to Australia in the semifinal, thanks to a terrible mix-up between him and Allan Donald.
"I just think it was wonderful. We played well, came together and that was the most important thing though it was disappointing that we could not get over the mark. Had that happened it would have been wonderful," said Klusener, who scored 250 runs and took 17 wickets in eight matches in that tournament.