Shane Watson might be feeling the heat for his poor performance in IPL 2020 so far but very few know that the Australia allrounder is battling a personal tragedy at present.
Shane Watson, who has become the man for the big occasion for Chennai Super Kings, has failed to deliver so far. In the tournament-opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians, he was out for just 4 although CSK had gone on to win the game.
In the following two games against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals respectively, he scored 33 and 14 respectively. CSK ended up losing both the games while chasing as their batting faltered. Following the defeat against Delhi Capitals, he revealed that he overcame the personal tragedy of his grandmother’s death before taking the field.
Shane Watson revealed that his grandmother Ritchie (mom’s mom) passed away on Wednesday, two days before the clash against Delhi Capitals on Friday. He sent his love to his family back home and apologized for not being present there at the moment.
“I want to send my love to my family back at home and I know how incredible mom was my grandmother to my mom. My heart goes out to my family at home. I’m sorry that I can’t be there right now. My love goes to you,” Shane Watson said on his YouTube show ‘The Debrief’.
Tribute to Dean Jones:
Shane Watson also paid a heartfelt tribute to Australian great Dean Jones who passed away in Mumbai last week after suffering a cardiac arrest.
“I’m shattered that such a person isn’t with us anymore. In the last four years, I got to know him very well. He was also my coach at Islamabad United for two years. I got to know him very well after I stopped playing for Australia. Jones always wanted to learn more and get better.
“He always pushed the limits to get better. Another thing for which I adored him was that he cared for other people. He wanted to give back to people who weren’t as fortunate as he was. My heart goes out to Jones’ family and Brett Lee, who did every possible thing to keep the great man alive,” said Shane Watson.