IPL 2019: Shane Watson’s son William reveals his favourite CSK player
Watson was the star in CSK's last win against SRH which has almost sealed them a playoffs berth.
Updated - Apr 25, 2019 12:23 pm
For Shane Watson, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 was not as successful as that in 2018. He has scored 243 runs from 11 matches so far at an average of 22 and strike rate of 132 which is much lesser than his tally of 555 runs last year and a hundred which he had hit in the final. However, the former Australia all-rounder’s son William is having a gala time in the IPL, Daddy Watson interviewed the Jr and asked him a bunch of questions.
When William was asked about his favourite player in Chennai Super Kings (CSK), he, of course, named his father first, when Shane asked him who apart from his Dad, then the kid said it was Dhoni. The CSK captain is indeed popular with not only adults but also kids. Junior Watson loves the way Dhoni hits long sixes and is also impressed with his electric wicket-keeping skills as well.
He though did not forget to praise his father’s 96 off 53 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Chennai on Tuesday which is his only half-century this season. Watson’s innings saw the CSK winning by 6 wickets with one ball to spare to go through to the playoffs with three matches to spare.
Shane thanked the CSK management for keeping faith in him despite not connecting the ball well. He admitted that it is not common to see IPL teams continuing with an overseas player despite him showing no form for several straight games but the CSK stuck to him and it showed the results on Tuesday.
Watson Jr loves the way Dhoni hits sixes:
Sr. Watson @ShaneRWatson33 and Jr. Watson relive daddy's knock!
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2019
When Watson started the CSK chase in Chennai and gave SRH captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who stood in place of Kane Williamson – a maiden, it looked the 37-year-old was in for another disappointment. But he slowly opened up and didn’t spare the ace spinner Rashid Khan either. He hit the Afghan leggie for two sixes and two fours in his last two overs and brought down the asking rate below six. Watson was unlucky to miss his hundred but his contribution had certainly made a win easy for the CSK.