‘Can’t stop thinking about him’ – Shane Watson on what Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss means to the world

Watson called his demise a 'tragic one' and a massive loss.

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Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has shocked the entire world. Behind the boyish-smile, he was concealing some serious pain. The 34-year-old was undergoing treatment for depression for the last five to six months and the situation kept deteriorating. The fact that the coronavirus pandemic has led to lockdown across the country might have affected his mental state again.

On Sunday, June 14, he was found dead at his residence in Mumbai. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with Kai Po Che and his career saw an upward trend for the next few years. He worked with Aamir Khan in PK and was looking unstoppable. However, life had some other plans for him. His last movie was Chhichhore, which released back in September 2019.

Watson opens up

In the meantime, Shane Watson, the former Australian cricketer, said that Sushant passing away is a tragic occurring. The veteran watched MS Dhoni-The Untold Story, which saw Sushant play the role of the Indian keeper. The Queensland-born Watson said that even as he watched the movie, he forgot that it was Sushant and not Dhoni in the movie.

He took to Twitter and wrote, “I can’t stop thinking about #sushantsinghrajput. It is just so tragic!!! In The Untold Story, at times you forgot whether it was Sushant or MSD. Amazing portrayal and now the world is much poorer with him not here in it. #gonetoosoon.”

Here is Shane Watson’s tweet

The movie released back in September 2016 and it became a massive hit. It showed how Dhoni grew up in Jamshedpur, playing football after which, he took to cricket on the insistence of his coach. The movie hasn’t lost fandom by any stretch of the imagination. A sequel on Dhoni’s sequel was also being discussed, but that has now been put to hold after Rajput’s demise.

As far as Watson is concerned, he retired from international cricket in 2016. He last plied his trade for the Quetta Gladiators in the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). There he got a top score of 80 against the Multan Sultans. Prior to that, Watson played for the Rangpur Rangers in the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).