Guwahati News Desk: Top Australian all-rounder Shane Watson announced his retirement from competitive cricket on Tuesday. The announcement came after his team Chennai Super Kings’ exit from the 2020 Indian Premier League.
Watson posted a video on his Twitter page and said, “It all started as a dream as a young kid saying to my Mum, as I watched a Test match, that I want to play for Australia. Now as I officially announce my retirement from all cricket I feel crazily lucky to live my dream”.
“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…,” Watson added.
The 39-year-old played 59 Tests, 190 ODIs and 58 T20Is at the international level. He retired from international cricket in 2016 and bid adieu to the Australian Big Bash league on 2019.
The player has 3874 runs in 145 IPL games with 4 hundreds, 21 fifties and 92 wickets.