Shane Watson Retires:
Chennai Super Kings explosive opener has reportedly announced his retirement from all forms of Cricket. The Aussie opener announced his retirement to the CSK teammates after their last match of the season against Kings XI Punjab last night. He told his CSK mates “He would retire from all forms of Cricket”.
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“Watson was very emotional when he told the CSK dressing room after the last game that he would retire. He said that it was a great privilege for him to play for the franchise,” TOI quoted a source as saying.
Shane Watson had already retired from International Cricket in 2016. Watson had an amazing international career as well as a franchise career. He has been one of the picks of openers of his time. He has been a regular part of the Indian Premier League since the inauguration of IPL.
CSK brought him in 2018 when he had already retired from International Cricket. The Australian opener was the champion for Chennai. He played a vital role in bringing the trophy back home in 2018 for CSK. He helped Chennai to lift the trophy with his crucial century while chasing in the final. Also, Shane Watson almost nailed the 2019 Final show, when CSK fell one run short to defend their title against Mumbai Indians.
Shane Watson previously also played for Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural season of IP 2008L. He was the man of the tournament in the IPL(2008). He also features in the Hat trick takes of IPL. Watson has also been a part of the RCB squad.
The Aussie opener hasn’t had a good season this time for CSK. Though he had played some good knocks this season too which includes an unbeaten 82 against KXIP. Watson made 555 and 398 runs for CSK in 2018 and 2019 season. Playing with an injured knee in the 2019 IPL final, he showed his character and will power to control the game.
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