The former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has now announced the retirement from all forms of cricket after playing the last game for Chennai in Indian T20 League. A source revealed that Watson has informed his franchise after Chennai’s last game that he would retire.
2015 ODI World Cup winner Watson was playing league cricket after taking retirement from international cricket in 2016. He last played for Australia in 2016, during the T20 World Cup fixture against India in Mohali. He joined Chennai in 2018 and helped his side to win the third Indian T20 League title with a fine century in the final. He also played a fabulous knock against Mumbai in 2019 final but Chennai fell short of just one run.
Chennai’s campaign this year was not so convincing as they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the tournament. Watson was pretty consistent with the bat this season, having scored 299 runs from 11 innings, including two half-centuries. In the first leg game against Punjab this season, he scored a fine 83 to lead Chennai a 10-wickets victory.
Apart from Chennai, he also played for Rajasthan and Bangalore. He guided Rajasthan to maiden triumph in 2008 with an all-round display. The Aussie player has appeared in 59 Tests, 190 ODIs, and 58 T20s for his nation. The report also reveals that Watson might be added to Chennai’s support staff to rebuild the side for the 2021 season.