Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is ready to announce retirement from all types of cricket after reaching Australia, in keeping with sources. Which means Watson is not going to characteristic within the Indian Premier League for his franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings within the subsequent version. Watson final performed towards Kolkata Knight Riders on October 29.
The veteran all-rounder performed 11 video games this season and scored 299 runs with the assistance of two half-centuries.
Talking to ANI, sources within the CSK group administration mentioned that Watson advised the gamers and officers that he’s hanging his boots and can make an official announcement as soon as he’s in Australia.
“We had a phrase and he advised us that he’s going to formally name it a day as soon as he lands in Australia. The official announcement will come as soon as he has had a phrase along with his household,” the supply mentioned.
In his IPL stint, Watson has lifted two titles in 2008 (RR) and 2018 (CSK) and two gamers of the match awards (2008 and 2013).
The 39-year-old performed 145 video games for 3 groups within the competitors, scoring 3874 runs at a strike-rate of 137.91. He hit 4 centuries and in addition claimed a hat-trick amongst his 92 IPL wickets.
CSK did not qualify for the playoffs for the primary time within the 11 seasons they’ve competed in. MS Dhoni-led facet completed with 12 factors from 14 video games.
After registering a complete nine-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, Dhoni on Sunday mentioned that the group might want to change the core group for the subsequent yr’s match and he additionally mentioned that possibly it is time to hand over this group to the subsequent technology.
“It was a tough marketing campaign. We dedicated lots of errors. The final 4 video games have been a template of the place we wish to be. Pleased with the blokes as a result of if you’re lagging behind for 7-Eight video games, it turns into actually tough. It isn’t straightforward, you’ll not wish to be in a dressing room that is not having fun with cricket. Pleased with them,” Dhoni had mentioned throughout the post-match presentation.
“Loads is dependent upon what BCCI decides in regards to the public sale. We have to barely change our core group and search for the subsequent ten years. At first of the IPL, we made a group that served us nicely for ten years. It is time to hand it over to the subsequent technology,” he had added.
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