Watson, who retired from all types of cricket in November 2020, performed his final match for CSK in October 2020 within the 13th version of the IPL.
The previous Australia all-rounder, who anchored and scripted CSK’s title win in 2018, desires the MS Dhoni-led aspect to clinch the fourth IPL trophy having already received three within the showpiece occasion.
“Better of luck @chennaiipl to your first match of the season. Let’s make it 4 @iplt20 titles #whistlepodu,” Watson captioned the put up on Instagram.
Watson had already ended his worldwide profession in March 2016 and had solely been enjoying in abroad T20 leagues however after CSK’s exit from the 13th version of the IPL, he known as off a 20-year-long illustrious profession throughout which he was one of many world’s premier white-ball all-rounders.
In his IPL stint, Watson lifted two titles. Whereas the primary one got here in 2008 with Rajasthan Royals, the second got here in 2018 with CSK. He additionally received two Participant of the Event awards (2008 and 2013).
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The 39-year-old performed 145 video games for 3 groups within the competitors, scoring 3,874 runs at a strike charge of 137.91. He hit 4 centuries and likewise claimed a hat-trick amongst his 92 IPL wickets.
Coming again to CSK, the Dhoni-led aspect will lock horns of their event opener with Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Regardless of witnessing a dismal run final season, CSK will nonetheless enter the 2021 version of the IPL as one of many favourites, given the franchise’s monitor file on Indian soil.