Shane Watson, the previous Australia all-rounder, and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener declared his retirement from all types of cricket on Monday.
The 39-year-old is yet to report the choice officially yet settled on the choice after CSK’s last IPL 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, which the Yellow Army won by nine wickets.
“Watson will authoritatively declare in a day or two, perhaps in the wake of conversing with his family,” a source near the franchisee disclosed to The Indian Express.
Watson, who was purchased by CSK two years prior, had just resigned from global cricket in 2015. He assumed a crucial part in the Chennai-based establishment’s third IPL title win in 2018 with a century in the last.
In spite of the fact that he had an impassive season this year, Watson has been one of the symbols of the money rich alliance, scoring 3874 runs and getting 92 wickets in 145 IPL matches.
Prior to CSK, he had likewise shown up for Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore and had assumed a vital part in the Royals’ lady title win in the debut version in 2008.
Watson, who has played 59 Tests, 190 ODIs, and 58 T20s at the global level, has won the ICC World Cup with Australia twice, in 2007 and in 2015. In Tests, Watson scored 3731 runs and got 75 wickets, and scored 5757 runs and scalped 168 wickets in ODIs to complete his profession as one of the main all-rounders of his time.
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