Shane Warne might have decided to call it quits at the end of this IPL season but given the form he is in, the wily spin legend can rule international cricket if he wants to despite being 41, feels his Rajasthan Royals teammate Shane Watson.
Warne, who has picked up 708 Test and 293 ODI wickets in an illustrious international career, bids adieu to the game completely on Friday bringing to an end a checkered career.
But Watson feels Warne still has it in him to torment batsmen.
"It has been hard for the guys coming in and trying to make their mark on international cricket with the Australian team. The way Warnie is bowling now, he would continue to dominate world cricket," the Australian vice-captain told 'The Age'.
"It's been mind-blowing for me to see him, after not bowling for a year, be all over batsmen the way he is. It's pretty crazy how someone has got that much skill and hasn't lost that control over something that is so difficult to do. If he ever came out of retirement, which he's not going to do, he would still dominate," he added.
Watson joked about the change in eating habits of Warne, who has battled weight issues all his life.
"He's gone from eating baked beans, margarita pizzas and cheese sandwiches to broadening his horizons a little bit," Watson said.