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Shane Watson confirms participation in IPL 2020

Written by Pushpendra Albe

Shane Watson cleared the air regarding his participation in the next year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) with a video message for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans where he confirmed he will return to India to play IPL 2020.

Watson, who struggled to find his rhythm with the bat in IPL 2019, stepped when it required the most and played a brilliant knock of 59-ball 80 for CSK in the final against Mumbai Indians (MI). However, his efforts were not enough as the MS Dhoni-led side lost the thrilling summit clash by just 1 run with Mumbai bagging an unprecedented fourth title.

“I am looking forward to come back next year to take that one step further. Thanks again, everyone for all the support. 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 said in a video message for CSK fans.

Watson batted in the final while battling a knee injury. He picked up an injury while diving and continued to bat despite the bleeding almost pulling off the chase for CSK. He didn’t call the physio to check on him and the news of his injury was out only when teammate Harbhajan Singh posted on Instagram revealing that Watson got six stitches after the game.

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