Shane Watson announces retirement from all forms of cricket
CSK all-rounder Shane Watson announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Former Australia all-rounder and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Shane Watson has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. Watson had bid adieu to international cricket in 2016. He was currently playing for T20 leagues across the globe.
The 39-year-old released a video announcing the decision on Tuesday. “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,” said the caption.
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 mum as I watched a Test match as a five-year-old, ‘I wanna 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,” Watson said on his YouTube channel T20 Stars.
Watson has confirmed that the game between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on October 29 was his last. The star cricketer has played 59 Tests, 190 ODIs, and 58 T20s at the international level. He has won the ICC World Cup with Australia twice, in 2007 and in 2015.
In Tests, Watson scored 3731 runs and picked up 75 wickets, and scored 5757 runs and scalped 168 wickets in ODIs to finish his career as one of the leading all-rounders of his era.