Veteran cricketer and Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson have reportedly retired from all forms of cricket, a decision he announced to his CSK team-mates at the end of the team’s visit to Abu Dhabi on Sunday in IPL 2020.
According to the Times of India, Watson has told his colleagues that he will hang his shoes from all formats of the game.
Watson has already retired from international cricket when Chennai defeated him in a mega auction in 2018. He had scored a century in the final which helped Chennai to lift its third IPL trophy in that season.
Apart from CSK, Watson also played for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore and played a key role to help RR win their first title in 2008. A source told TOI, “Watson was very emotional when he told the CSK dressing room after the last game that he would retire.
He said playing for franchisees was a great privilege for him. The report also says Watson could be added to the CSK support staff as the team wants to rebuild for the 2021 season. “He has always performed very well against us, and Dhoni knows how important a player can be if he is used properly,” said a CSK official. ”