Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson has brought his “A” game to the ongoing IPL and became a key reason why CSK has qualified for the playoffs, finishing at 2nd spot in the points table. The Australian all-rounder has scored 438 runs, including one century and two half-centuries, and taken six wickets. However, before the start of the all important qualifier 1 against SRH at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Watson heaped praises on MS Dhoni’s strong performance in IPL 2018 and said that he lucky to be a part of CSK in IPL 2018.
“I’m very fortunate to have an opportunity at CSK like I have, to be able to open the batting throughout the tournament, to be able to bowl certain overs whenever MS (Dhoni) needs me,” Watson was quoted by cricket.com.au as saying.
Watson has been a part of Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past and was picked by Chennai Super Kings in 2018 IPL Auctions.
Talking about CSK skipper MS Dhoni’s strong performance in IPL 2018 and how he changes the outcome for the team, Watson said, “To be there for MS but also for my selfish point of view to be able to see how his mind works and how incredibly he reads the game, to be able to ask those questions has been great as well, he said.
Watson feels Dhoni is one of those incredible players that he has played with.
“Just his feel and intuition for the game, I’ve experienced that with a few incredible players I’ve played with, MS is certainly right up there,” the Queensland born cricketer said.
“The feel that he has for the game, what a batsman is going to do, what a bowler should do, as you can see when he bats as well, nine times out of 10 he chases the runs down as well,” Watson said.