The Ashes: Darren Lehmann changed the Australian mindset, says Shane Watson

Shane Watson says playing international cricket has become fun again since Darren Lehmann took over as Australia coach earlier this year.

updated: January 06, 2014 18:02 IST
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Sydney: Australia allrounder Shane Watson says the 5-0 Ashes clean sweep against England and the team's sharp improvement under coach Darren Lehmann had vindicated his own opposition to the methods of previous coach Mickey Arthur.

Watson had well-publicized issues with Arthur and said on Monday that international cricket had become fun again since Lehmann took charge last year.

"Personally it makes it more sweet," Watson said. "To know that there were times when I knew I had to stand strong with my beliefs.

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