Australian all-rounder Shane Watson announced his retirement from international cricket after the T20 world Cup 2016. but he continues to play in the Indian Premier League. Now according to reports of Times of India, Shane watson has retired from all forms of cricket, including IPL, reportedly made the announcement after CSK beat KXIP in their last game in IPL 2020.
“Watson was very emotional when he told the CSK dressing room after the last game that he would retire. He said that it was a great privilege for him to play for the franchise,” TOI quoted a source as saying.
CSK bought Australian All-rounder Shane Watson during the IPL 2018 auction. he scored 555 and 398 runs for CSK in 2018 and 2019 season, respectively but has not had a good run in 2020, where he made only 299 runs from 11 innings
After the match against KXIP, CSK coach Stephen Fleming said that they need to rebuild their team, saying they’ll look at a fresh core group for the next decade.
“It’s a great challenge,” Fleming said at the post-match press conference. “It’s great fun and there’s responsibility around it, but when you get the likes of Ruturaj (Gaikwad) come through and some of the players getting the mix of youth and old.
We go back to the same team which Mr. Srinivasan and CSK picked and how right they got it. We’re looking to do the same if we can get a decade of consistent cricket from a side, you’re doing something right. So, we’re tapping into that and yeah there’s big responsibility. Teams now and squads are a lot smarter and they really want what they want, so talent is at a premium. But, it’s one of the challenges, good and exciting challenges of being involved with an IPL side.”