Shane Watson to retire from all forms of cricket

Shane Watson to retire from all forms of cricket

Former Australia all-rounder and Chennai Super Kings star Shane Watson is all set to retire from all forms of cricket. Watson, 39, had called time on his international career in 2016 but carried on playing franchise-based cricket tournaments, including the Indian Premier League.

Shane Watson made the decision after Chennai Super Kings' final IPL 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Watson is yet o officially announce his decision to retire from all forms of cricket.

Shane Watson has been one of the icons of the Indian Premier League over the years, having scored 3874 runs and picked up 92 wickets. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals camp that went on to win the inaugural edition of IPL in 2008. Watson was the Most Valuable Player for the Shane Warne-led side as he scored 472 runs and picked up 17 wickets.

Watson spent 7 successful years with the Royals before moving to Royal Challengers Bangalore wherein he didn't find a lot of success.

However, Shane Watson revived his IPL career at Chennai Super Kings after he was bought in the IPL 2018 auction by the former champions. Watson was part of CSK's title-winning campaign in 2018. Watson hit a 57-ball 117 in the final against Sunrisers Hyderabad.