Watson admitted that it was frustrating watching India pile on the runs in their eight-wicket win in the first Test between the sides, but that it also confirmed in his mind that he would bowl again in future tours.
"That was a time that reaffirmed to me that I do want to bowl," Cricinfo.com quotes Watson as saying. "That was a time where if I hadn't have made the decision not to bowl for this tour that I could have had some input on the game at a crucial time in the match.
"That to me was the first time over the last month since I came back that I missed bowling.
"The decision I made is more a longer-term decision to get some running and conditioning into my legs, so when I start bowling again, my body has more chance of handling it."
The second Test gets underway on Saturday at Hyderabad.