Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has decided to retire from all forms of cricket as per a report by the Times of India. Shane Watson has been playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. As per the report, Watson has already told his teammates about his retirement once the IPL is over.
According to a source in Chennai Super King’s team, “Watson was very emotional when he broke the news to his teammates after the last game. He said that it was a great privilege for him to play for the franchise.”
Shane Watson has already retired from international cricket. He had a remarkable career as an Australian cricketer since 2016. He made his debut for Australia in 2002. In his 307 caps for Australia, he has scored 10950 runs with 291 wickets. He has also won ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007 and 2015.
Shane Watson is also an exceptional foreigner to play in IPL. In the first-ever IPL in 2008, Shane Watson has played an exceptional part for Rajasthan Royals and helped them to claim the first-ever IPL trophy. After that, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore before he joined Chennai Super Kings. In his 145 IPL games, he has scored 3,874 runs with 92 wickets.
It has been a tough season for CSK in this year’s IPL. But he has played some important knocks including an 83 not out against Kings XI Punjab. Some reports suggest that he may be part of CSK’s coaching staff next season.
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