The former Australian all-rounder and Chennai Super Kings player Shane Watson has put all speculation about his retirement from cricket to rest by saying that he is coming back next year.
In the recently concluded IPL 2019, CSK finished as runner-ups after suffering a narrow 1-run loss to eventual champions Mumbai Indians in the final. It was deemed as the last appearance on the cricket field for Shane Watson as he had already announced his retirement from Australia’s Big Bash League. But Watson, on Thursday cleared the air and vouched to return to help CSK take ‘that one step further.’
“I am looking forward to come back next year to take that one step further. Thanks again, everyone for all the support,” said Watson in a video message for the CSK fans.
“I want to thank everyone for the love, support and best wishes that you’ve given me over the last couple of days. We were so close to going past the finish line against Mumbai but it was an amazing final,” Watson added.
Watson battled a knee injury to score a fighting 80 off 59 deliveries for CSK in the final.
It was actually teammate Harbhajan Singh, who brought the matter to everyone’s notice by sharing a picture of Watson with blood-stained yellow trousers while batting in the IPL final.
“Respect brother what a LEGEND @srwatson33 given sweat, blood and everything for the team.. INSPIRING,” Singh wrote on Instagram.