Chennai Super Kings opening batsman Shane Watson declared that he wouldn’t be playing for the franchise in the next IPL edition as he’s retiring from all forms of the game. Australian cricketer already announced retirement from international cricket in 2018 when CSK bought him in the auction and he helped the side to win the final.
Shane Watson told his team mates after CSK’s victory in their last group game against Kings XI Punjab that he’s retiring from cricket and won’t be playing anymore.
“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,” team source told Times of India.
The Australian star played for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore over the years and had a remarkable Indian Premier League career. He guided Rajasthan to win inaugural edition of IPL played in 2008. He smashed brilliant hundred in 2018 IPL final to lead Super Kings winning 3rd trophy.
Watson was crucial for CSK in IPL 2019 and played some top innings to lead the side to reach final. Unfortunately in the 2019 final, he did well but team couldn’t claim the trophy.