Shane Watson posts emotional tweet after retiring from all forms of cricket
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has officially retired from all forms of the game. Watson played his last ever match in CSK colours against Kolkata Knight Riders on October 29 at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai which Chennai Super Kings won the match by 6 wickets in the last over.
The Australian did not feature in the final game of the league stage against Kings XI Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. CSK defeated KXIP by 9 wickets with 7 balls remaining. After the match, Watson told his Super Kings teammates that he is retiring from all forms of cricket.
The veteran announced his international retirement in 2016. After parting ways with the international circuit, the 39-year-old was actively involved in domestic T20 tournaments across the cricketing globe. Watson was roped in by Chennai in IPL 2018 season. Watson impressed everyone by performing incredibly well in his debut season.
The former Australian all-rounder scored 555 runs at an outstanding average of 39.64. Watson scored a match-winning 117* against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final which helped CSK win their third trophy in the history of the Indian Premier League. Shane Watson had also won the IPL title with different franchise.
In the inaugural edition of the IPL, Watson played an important role in helping Rajasthan Royals win their maiden title against Chennai Super Kings. Watson also represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in his IPL career.
Shane Watson posts an emotional tweet:
After retiring from all forms of the game, Watson took to his official Twitter handle to post an emotional tweet. “This closing chapter is going to be so hard to top, but I am going to try. I truly am forever grateful to have lived this amazing dream. Now onto the next exciting one…#thankyou,” he wrote.
This closing chapter is going to be so hard to top, but I am going to try.
I truly am forever grateful to have lived this amazing dream.
Now onto the next exciting one…#thankyou https://t.co/Og8aiBcWpE
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) November 3, 2020
“It all started out as a dream. As a young kid, saying to my mom as I watch a Test match as a 5-year-old, I want to play cricket for Australia. And now as I officially announce my retirement from all cricket, I feel crazily lucky to have lived out my dream and then some,” the former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said in a video posted on T20 Stars YouTube channel.
“It does feel like a right time. Now, I ended up played my last game of cricket ever for my beloved CSK, who have been so incredibly good to me over the last three years,” he added in a statement.