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Thought of playing under the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni excites me a lot, says Shane Watson

Shane Watson has so far played 102 games in the IPL, scoring 2,622 runs at a strike rate of 138.65 and claimed 86 wickets at an average of 21.63.

Shane Watson previously turned out for Rajasthan Royals between 2008 and 2015 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last two seasons. (Source: Reuters)

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed excitement over the prospect of playing under MS Dhoni. Watson, who has a wealth of playing in the IPL after plying his trade with Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore also went on to say it will be an honour to represent the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018.

“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,” PTI quoted Watson.

“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.

Speaking about his experience of playing the game despite retiring, he said, “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,” he concluded by saying.