Brett Lee paid glowing tributes to his former Australia teammate Shane Watson, who introduced his retirement from all types of cricket on Monday. Watson, who had referred to as time on worldwide cricket in 2016, determined to step away from the sphere altogether after his Indian Premier League (IPL) crew Chennai Tremendous Kings’ marketing campaign ended final weekend. “Watto, congratulations mate on an unbelievable profession! It was such a pleasure to play alongside you and name you a teammate,” wrote Lee in an Instagram publish, posting an image of himself and Watson.
“To have the ability to play the way in which you probably did proper as much as the age of 39 is unbelievable. To all of the keyboard warriors that doubted you, the place are they now? Wanting ahead to celebrating with you with a pleasant glass of (wine) after I get again.”
Lee is at present in Mumbai serving as a commentator for IPL’s broadcaster Star Sports activities.
Watson completed his T20 profession with 8821 runs from 343 T20s at 29.30 and a strike price of 138.30. He additionally picked up 216 wickets along with his right-arm quick medium bowling.
Watson’s crew CSK, his dwelling for the final three seasons of the IPL, additionally congratulated him on a stellar profession.
— Chennai Tremendous Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 3, 2020
“Thanks Watto Man, for every little thing. Might your subsequent chapter open with a bang, as all the time. Farewell beloved,” wrote CSK on Twitter. The franchise’s Twitter deal with additionally posted an image capturing the second Watson revealed his resolution to retire to his CSK teammates.
Watson launched a video for his followers at CSK, formally saying his resolution to retire and thanking them for his or her assist.
“I am simply so grateful, the final three years have been one of many highlights of my profession,” mentioned Watson about his stint at CSK.
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