Chennai: Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson said Monday it will be a real honour to play for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL while stating that the thought of playing under the ‘great’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni excited him a lot.
“It is going to be a real honour to play for such a great franchise with the history that the CSK have, and the thought of playing under the great MS Dhoni excites me a lot,” Watson was quoted as saying by the CSK website.
The Australian cricketer, who previously turned out for Rajasthan Royals between 2008 and 2015 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last two seasons, said it will be a little strange initially as CSK was one of Rajasthan’s big rivals.
“It is going to be a little strange initially as CSK were one of Rajasthan’s big rivals which started way back in the first year of the IPL. But it won’t take that long to subside,” said Watson, who did well for Sydney Thunder in the recent Big Bash League.
The burly Australian said the CSK squad with the likes of Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja will perform really well than the previous years. “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,” the Queensland-born cricketer said.
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