Shane Watson has been one of CSK’s biggest match winners since 2018, he has also been an absolute champion in the history of IPL fir various franchises. It is safe to call him the greatest all-rounder in the history of IPL as well as one of the greatest match winners of all time. Former Australia all-rounder and Chennai Super Kings star Shane Watson is all set to retire from all forms of cricket. Watson, 39, had called time on his international career in 2016 but carried on playing franchise-based cricket tournaments, including the Indian Premier League.
Shane Watson made the decision after Chennai Super Kings’ final IPL 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Watson is yet to officially announce his decision to retire from all forms of cricket.
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. Watson had already retired from international cricket in 2016. He has been a part of CSK from 2018, playing a huge part in their title victory that year. He was the Man of the Final in the 2018 edition where he smashed an unbeaten century against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He nearly did an encore in the 2019 final against Mumbai Indians, but CSK fell one run short. 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 has been one of the icons of the Indian Premier League over the years, having scored 3874 runs and picked up 92 wickets. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals camp that went on to win the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. Watson was the Most Valuable Player for the Shane Warne-led side as he scored 472 runs and picked up 17 wickets.Watson spent 7 successful years with the Royals before moving to Royal Challengers Bangalore wherein he didn’t find a lot of success.