Days after hitting a blistering knock of 98 runs for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League, the former star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from his home Country T20 league.
Watson who retired from International cricket in 2016 has announced that he will no longer play in Big Bash League and his career in the league is over.
In Big Bash Watson captained Sydney Thunder and continued playing for them after his international retirement. However, he has now decided to end his BBL career to spend more time with his family during the summer. Watson will, however, continue playing for Sutherland DCC in NSW Premier Cricket and in select overseas tournaments cricket.com.au reported.
Quoting Watson the report read, “I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who has been involved with the Sydney Thunder over the last four seasons,” Watson said. “I have so many amazing memories that I will savour forever with the one standout being our win in 2016. I want to especially thank Nick Cummins, Paddy Upton, Lee Germon and Shane Bond who made my experience with the club so enjoyable”.
Apart from being in a great form in current IPL, Watson was named man of the series in Pakistan Super League 2018-19. He was the leading run-scorer with 430 runs from 12 innings at the average of 43.