Shane Watson of Chennai Super Kings announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League. As soon as the news surfaced, fans of IPL became emotional and posting messages to express their love towards the Aggressive all rounder. In the 11 matches he played, Watson scored 299 runs for CSK with an average of 29.
Reports suggests that Watson informed about his retirement to his CSK teammates and Badri nath, former player of the yellow team posted a tweet regarding the same. “Needless to say a champion cricketer in every right ,but also one of the nicest I have met , congratulations on an awesome career ,Thank you Watto” his tweet read.
Watson, the former Australian all rounder, acted as a big match player for the CSK team. His century in the finals of 2018 IPL helped the team to clinch the trophy. He also played terrific knock in the finals of 2019 IPL in which CSK lost by just 1 run. He won the IPL trophy two times, one with CSK and another one with Rajasthan Royals. The innings he played for CSK with his bleeding knee in the finals of 2019 made fans of CSK to connect with him emotionally.
“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,” said a source close to the team, according to reports. It is notable that CSK captain Dhoni, in the post match presentation of the final match, said that he and the management would look for a change in core of the team. With 23 year old youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring three back to back half centuries, Watson made this announcement.
A hashtag saying “Thank you Watson” is trending in Twitter with messages filled with love and affection towards the cricketer.
Something about CSK and Australian openers. The three trophies we won, there were 3 diff Aus openers. Always connected well with the franchise and became successful. Haydos, Hussey and finally Watson. #ThankyouWatson pic.twitter.com/K3YKqgQ8I2— Naveen (@imnsamyy) November 2, 2020
Shane Watson— Harshv7 (@vharshmsd) November 2, 2020
Trophy – ✅ (2)
Player Of The Tournament – ✅ (twice)
Man Of The match in Final – ✅
Centuries – ✅ (4)
💯 in Final – ✅
Hat-trick – ✅
Hat-trick sixes – ✅
4wkts in inning – ✅
500+ Runs in a season – ✅(twice)
20+ wkts in a season – ✅#ThankYouWatson 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/VlVHk71w08
Let us thank Watson one last time for all the memories he gave us by being in the cricket field and wish him all the best for his future !!