Why Shane Watson Has Announced His Retirement?

Why Shane Watson Has Announced His Retirement?

Australian experienced all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from his professional cricket career. He has already taken retirement from international cricket in 2016.

Watson announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the adventure of IPL coming to end, Chennai Super King nine-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. The victory ended up with the retirement of Watson, but the Super Kings were already out of the tournament for the IPL playoffs with 12 points in the IPL tournament.

According to reporters "Watson was felt emotional while announcing his retirement after the last game he played for CSK"

Watson said that it was a great privilege for him to part of IPL and play for the Chennai Super King.

In 2015, Shane Watson retired from test cricket. He played 59 test matches made 3731 runs and took 75 wickets.

In ODIs, Waston scored 5757 runs and made nine hundred, in addition, he took 168 wickets. In 2007 and 2015 he was part of two World-Cup tournaments which Australia had won. Waston was a powerhouse performer in the Champions Trophy, winning the Player-of-the-Match award in the finals of both the 2006 and 2009 tournaments.

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In T20Is he made 1462 runs at a strike rate of 145.32 and took 48 wickets. He was the Player of the Series in the 2012 World T20 in Sri Lanka, where he scored  249 at a strike rate of 150.00.

He scored 3874 runs, 92 wickets and 40 catches during his time in the IPL which began back in 2008. Watson played 11 matches for Chennai this year with a high score of 83-not-out.

Watson found other belongings to his cricket career when he started playing Twenty20 cricket in the Big Bash League in Australia and the IPL. Shane Watson retired from the BBL at the end of last season.

After his last match for CSK, Watson did not openly address his retirement from the IPL but thanked fans for their support on social media.