IPL 2018: Had Extra Motivation to Score Against Former Team, says Mom Shane Watson

Shubro Mukherjee / 21 April 2018
Chennai, Shane Watson IPL 2018

Glad to repay CSK for the opportunity: Shane Watson

The 17th match of the Indian Premier League between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals belongs to one man named, Shane Watson, who reigned supreme against his former club.

Carrying on from the theme of the tournament, Watson smashed his 3rd IPL ton, just a day after Chris Gayle smashed his 6th, to go on and prove that Olden is Golden.

Watto scored a mammoth 106 off just 57 deliveries which consisted of nine fours and six maximums, and at a strike rate of 185, which hurt the Royals severely.

Watson was unstoppable at Pune against his former team. Credits: IPLT20.com

Therefore, chasing a monumental target, Rajasthan Royals batting succumbed under pressure and were eventually bowled out for 140 with an over and a half remaining.

Further, Watson wasn’t done yet, as he came back to bowl three super economical overs along with a wicket to show for.

Glad to repay CSK for the opportunity: Watson

Additionally, in his spell, Watson conceded runs at only four per over to create havoc in the Royals’ camp, who decided not to retain him this season.

Shane Watson of the Chennai Superkings during match seventeen of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Cricket Stadium, Pune on the 20th April 2018.
Photo by: Ron Gaunt / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

There’s no doubt I had extra motivation tonight (against his former team). Grateful for the opportunity I’ve had for CSK. Glad to repay them tonight. Not sure, just one of those things that happened in the first couple of overs,” said the man of the match, Shane Watson.

It went my way tonight, made the most of it. When you feel like you’re not learning, it’s time to stop. I’m still improving. MS and Fleming know how to set up a team dynamic,” Watto continued.

Also, Watson also had a word or two about the Universe Boss Chris Gayle who scored a ton against the Sunrisers on Thursday.

Fortunate to be a part of CSK and to contribute to the win tonight. Chris is the greatest T20 batsman in the world. Also, that’s the reason he’s called the Universe Boss. He keeps bossing attacks around the world,” concluded Shane Watson.