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Thought of playing under MS Dhoni excites me a lot, claims Shane Watson

Shane Watson (Photo Source: Deccan Chronicle via BCCI)

The Australian power-hitter all-rounder Shane Watson is all excited to join the Chennai Super Kings camp and play under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Watson was in great form in the recently concluded Big Bash League and Chennai Super Kings grabbed him for INR 4 Crores in the IPL Auctions.

Watson had played for Rajasthan Royals in the early years of the IPL and then played for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 36-year old was not in the best of forms in the previous season of the IPL and would like to leave his mark in the Yellow jersey.

Shane Watson (Photo Source: Deccan Chronicle via BCCI)

It is going to be a real honour to play for CSK.

Chennai Super Kings has savoured great success in the IPL and Watson believes that it would be an honour to play for the franchise. Watson said as quoted by Chennai Super Kings official site, “It is going to be a real honour to play for such a great franchise with the history that the Chennai Super Kings have, and the thought of playing under the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni excites me a lot”.

Watson has the ability to change the course of the match with both bat and ball. The Talisman all-rounder has played 102 IPL matches and he has scored 2622 runs at a strike rate of 138.65. Watson has also scalped 86 wickets at an average of 21.63.

Watson added, “I still absolutely love playing the game which is an easy motivation in itself. I still love the thrill of the unknown of every game and I am extremely competitive and so I have no problem with motivation at all for each game. Any CSK squad with Dhoni, (Suresh) Raina and (Ravindra) Jadeja as a starting point is going to be incredibly good and is always going to compare really well to the previous years”.

Watson has all the experience under his belt and he would like to continue his good form in the IPL. With Dhoni at the helm, it would be perfect for Watson to express himself with both bat and ball.

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