Shane Watson, An Australian allrounder who plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL has now announced his retirement from cricket. He has declared his retirement from T20I cricket right after CSK’s last match against RCB. CSK won that match by 9 wickets.
Watson had an amazing International cricket career. He had already retired previously from International Cricket four years back in 2016. He played for Australia as an allrounder for 14 years (from 2002 to 2016).
39-year-old Watson played 59 Test matches, 190 One Day Internationals and 58 T20I for Australia. He was also part of Ricky Pointing’s extremely successful team which won the ICC World Cup three times in a row.
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Shane Watson’s IPL Journey
Shane Watson joined Indian Premier League right from the start in season-1. He played 145 IPL games. He started off with Rajasthan Royals and later joined Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2016. After two years Chennai Super Kings bought him in 2018. since then he had been playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Watson was extremely sentimental on his retirement. He was found to be very emotional while he announced his retirement from franchise cricket before the RCB match.
As a senior player, Watson had a very crucial role in CSK. It was Dhoni who believed in him right from the start. and though Shane Watson had a difficult (2016, 2017) seasons with RCB. Dhoni was convinced of his ability and recommended his induction in CSK.
Shane Watson leaves the field with pride and a very successful cricketing career behind. His fans will still see him in different roles such as cricket analysist on TV shows or management roles with franchises hopefully.
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