Shane Watson: Excited to Play Under MS Dhoni in IPL

February 15, 2018 3:54 pm

Australian famous all-rounder Shane Watson recently came up with the media expressing his excitement of playing under the great “Dhoni” in this year IPL. We all know that this Aussie lad is yet to play for Chennai Super Kings this year. Hence in this very context, this all-rounder has shown his excitement.

“It is going to be a real honor to play for such a great franchise with the history that the Chennai Super Kings have, and the thought of playing under the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni excites me a lot,” Watson was quoted as saying by the CSK website.

Shane Watson on CSK-RR IPL Rivalry:

This Australian cricketer had his previous IPL stints for two different franchises. One was for Rajasthan Royals from 2008 to 2015 and the other one was Royal Challenger Bangalore from 2016 to 2017. But this edition of IPL has something special to unfurl. Maybe that’s why CSK took their rivalry with Rajasthan to another level by bagging their most overrated player Shane Watson on their own side.

“It is going to be a little strange initially as CSK were one of Rajasthan’s big rivals which started way back in the first year of the IPL. But it won’t take that long to subside,” said Watson, who did well for Sydney Thunder in the recent Big Bash League (in Australia).

Watson & his love for the game:

The 36-year-old, who retired from international cricket in March 2016, said he still loved playing the game and was motivated for each game.

“I still absolutely love playing the game, which is an easy motivation in itself. I still love the thrill of the unknown of every game and I am extremely competitive and so I have no problem with motivation at all for each game,” he added.

CSK squad is no way inferior to the previous:

The burly Australian said the CSK squad with the likes of Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja will compare really well to the previous years. “Any CSK squad with Dhoni, (Suresh) Raina and (Ravindra) Jadeja as a starting point is going to be incredibly good and is always going to compare really well to the previous years,” the Queensland-born cricketer said.

CSK has won the IPL twice, finished runners-up on four occasions and qualified for the playoffs in every season between 2008 and 2015 to emerge as one of the most successful franchises in the competition. Watson has so far played 102 games in the IPL, scoring 2,622 runs at a strike rate of 138.65 and claimed 86 wickets at an average of 21.63.
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