Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has decided to retire from all cricket after Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the IPL2020 playoffs, reports said

Shane Watson was one of the major assets of the Australian squad in the past decade. Being a strong batsman and a great swing bowler, he consistently delivered for Australia in both the departments. His biggest achievement was lifting the 2015 World Cup with Australia in Australia by beating New Zealand in the final. He was fantastic throughout that tournament and every fan enjoyed his game.

He has not only done well in the limited over formats but also in the tests where he was known for being a great swing bowler with the new ball, he took many 5-wicket halls and was a threat to all oppositions with the new ball. He will be remembered as one of the best all-rounders the game has ever seen and his legacy will inspire many youngsters to come.

A great IPL player:

Apart from Australia, he was one of the most devastating players in the IPL. He played for the Chennai Super Kings this season scoring 299 runs in 11 matches. He has won the IPL twice and has been the most crucial opening batsman for the CSK. He lifted the trophy with RR in 2008 and then with CSK in 2018. He won player of the tournament award in 2008 and 2013. IPL will always remember him as one of the best all rounder and a threat to the opposition.

Maybe it’s the end:

After an unsuccessful season this year with the CSK, Watson has decided to retire from all formats of cricket according to a source from CSK, however he’ll make an official announcement regarding it once he talks to his family after reaching Australia. The 39-year old all-rounder had played 145 games in the tournament scoring 3874 runs in the tournament at a strike rate of 137.91 . He has scored 4 centuries and has a hattrick to his name too in the tournament.

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