The 37-year-old Powerful all-rounder Shane Watson retired from Australia´s Twenty20 Big Bash League, but will continue playing select overseas tournaments.
“I have so many amazing memories that I will savour forever with the one standout being our (tournament) win in 2016,” he said. m”To my teammates, I have played with so many great people and cricketers at the club and I sincerely wish everyone the absolute best for the upcoming seasons.”
Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts congratulated him on a “dynamic career”. “Shane Watson was one of the most exciting short-form players ever to grace a cricket field,” he said. “In a career which spanned almost two decades Shane made a major contribution to Australian cricket firstly at international level and then in domestic cricket as a significant contributor to the Big Bash”. “Talented, skillful and powerful, Shane was a devastating batsman at his best.”
Watson played more than 700 international and domestic matches in total, scoring over 25,000 runs and claiming in excess of 600 wickets.
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22 August, 2019