Australia former all-rounder, Shane Watson has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The opener of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) revealed his announcement when his side played their last enounter of the Indian premier League (IPL 2020) on Sunday against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
The veteran player has not got his farewell match as the CSK eliminated him off the playing XI as his performances in the ongoing tournament were not much incrdible. The player could not say goodbye to cricket from the field.
He had an incredible IPL jounrey in 2018 as he led his team to become the champions. On the other hand, he could only score 299 runs featuring in 11 matches at a poor average of 29.90 concludng two half tons.
Emotional Shane Watson announces retirement from all forms of cricket
The reliable reports have reported that the CSK management was unaware about his retirement as he informed the fellows after Sunday’s match. Watson was lastly seen playing on 29th October against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
“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,” the source was quoted as saying by TOI.
Overall, he has a sound IPL jounrey with 3874 runs in a total of 145 matches at an average of 30.99 with four tons and twenty-one half tons along with 92 wickets in IPL. However, he will be never seen playing the cash-rich league from now onwards.