On Tuesday, November 3 2020 Shane Watson Cricketer from australia (Watto) who was a right-handed batsman and a right-handed swing bowler, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 39, he played for Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 where they finished at the seventh position for the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Shane Watson gave a special goodbye to Chennai Super Kings through a special short video posted on Twitter.
"I'm just so grateful, the last three years have been one of the highlights of my career." Watto's farewell message to the super fans. #ThankYouWattoMan 🦁💛@ShaneRWatson33 #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/NYppMFbOJM— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) November 3, 2020
Watson CSK: Speaking via CSK (Chennai Super Kings) official handle, Shane Watson said “Hello everyone, the Yellow Army! I just want to announce to everyone that this year for CSK (Chennai Super Kings) has been my last year in playing cricket.”
He also said “I am going to be retiring from all kinds from now. It’s a very emotional time”, he quipped. “Grateful for your love and support through the last three years. You never know what’s going to happen in the future, if I am still involved in some way,”
“Hope I have given back to you all for all the support you have given me,” said Watson.
Shane Watson announced retirement from international cricket in 2016 through his YouTube channel.
Not only Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history, Shane Watson has also represented team Rajasthan Royals (RR) (2008-2015) as well as team RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) (2016-2017).
In Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 he scored 299 runs in 11 matches in the United Arab Emirates.
Shane Watson scored his highest score of 83 against KXIP in IPL 2020
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He served Chennai Super Kings from the year 2018 to 2020.
In 2019 Shane Watson played with a bloodied knee injury in the final match against Mumbai Indians and he didn’t inform anyone about this but still, he was able to score a total of 80 runs from 59 balls and became a top scorer and after the match, his knee was diagnosed with six stitches.
However, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost the match by 1 run but Shane’s such level of dedication and his commitment towards his cricket passion is highly appreciated by those efforts of him.
Shane Watson early career short story
In the IPL 2018 Final against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he stood as the man of the match by scoring 117 runs not out in 57 balls and played a great role in the victory season of Chennai Super Kings.
Shane Watson was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 2000 he started his career playing for domestic teams including Tasmania, Hampshire, Queensland, and many other teams.
Shane Watson was selected for his first Australian team in early 2002 where he was selected for Australia tour of South Africa but he missed ICC Cricket world cup 2003 due to injuries in his back.
Again in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, he suffered an injury and missed two matches but he has given an amazing performance against New Zealand by scoring 65 runs off 32 balls, and due to hamstring strain he has to miss the T20 World Cup too.
On 30th March 2011, Watson was named as a test and ODI captain, and on 11 April 2011, he scored 185 runs not out of 96 balls in which he dethroned MS Dhoni’s 183 not out against Sri Lanka at that match he made several records which include the most number of sixes, the highest score by an Australian cricketer as well as the fastest 150 maker.
During 2010–2013, he won a series of Australian “Player of the Year” awards, including the Allan Border Medal in 2010 and 2011.
In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, he made 64 against Pakistan in the quarter-final, 28 against India in the semi-final, and 67 against Sri Lanka and lead Australia to win the World Cup.
He retired from international cricket in 2016 and became the last player to retire from Australia’s golden era of the early 2000s.