Former Australia allrounder Shane Watson on Thursday recalled his century for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League 2018 closing and mentioned that it was a particular expertise working with former India captain MS Dhoni at the franchise. Speaking to cricket.com.au in a podcast, Watson additionally known as CSK coach Stephen Fleming as the finest coach he has labored with in his profession.
“That century in the final was very special – especially working with Stephen Fleming at the time. He is the best coach I have worked with,” the former Australia allrounder mentioned. “Fleming has a great cricket understanding – his mental skills and man-management skills are phenomenal,” he added.
Speaking on CSK skipper Dhoni, Watson mentioned that he loved taking part in alongside Dhoni for the first time and attending to know him. “And to work with MS Dhoni for the first time. When you play against him, he gives away nothing. He is an ice-man on the field.”
“But to work with him and to get to know him, was a great experience. I am so fortunate to meet so many people on the top of the game,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, CSK off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday recalled how the franchise caught up with Watson in the earlier season, regardless of the opening batsman struggling to get runs on the board in a couple of video games. “CSK do not make too changes into the team. Though, Watson was not getting runs throughout the season, and he went on to score a ton in the final in 2018. The team kept backing him. Last year, against Mumbai Indians in the final, he almost played a match-winning innings,” Harbhajan mentioned to Rohit Sharma in an Instagram Live chat.
“You need to know how to back players. Players like Watson can win the game on his own,” the veteran bowler added.