Australian cricketer Shane Watson retires from competitive cricket

By Gitanjali Mangal -- November 03, 2020 4:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Top Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from competitive cricket after his team's Chennai Super Kings' exit from the Indian Premier League 2020.

The 39-year-old had retired from international cricket in 2016 and had retired from Australian Big Bash league last year.

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Watson posted a video on twitter saying, "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 said.

Watson played 59 Tests, 190 ODIs and 58 T20s at the international level.

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A sought-after player in the T20 format, Watson has 3874 runs in 145 IPL games with four hundreds and 21 fifties. He also has 92 wickets.

-PTC News