Chennai Tremendous Kings batsman Shane Watson returned to type in model as he slammed an unbeaten 83 towards Kings XI Punjab to steer the facet to a 10-wicket win earlier this week.
Watson had been struggling to attain for the reason that starting of the event however solid an unbeaten opening partnership alongside the in-form batsman Faf du Plessis, because the duo led CSK to a confidence-boosting victory.
The veteran Australian batsman, who has been one of many mainstays within the franchise’s XI over the previous few years, was lately requested to call 5 high bowlers to have performed T20 cricket. He additionally named an Indian bowler in his record.
“The primary one in my high 5 T20 bowlers of all time is the best T20 bowler, Lasith Malinga… His execution of yorkers is one thing that has not been seen earlier than and won’t be seen once more for an extended time frame,” Watson mentioned on T20 Stars’ YouTube present.
“Quantity two is Shahid Afridi. I’m simply speaking about his bowling proper now, he’s clearly an extremely dynamic batsman however from bowling perspective, he’s the proper T20 bowler. He’s a wicket-taker but in addition, he doesn’t concede that many runs. And that could be a T20 bowler you all the time want in your group,”
He then proceeded to call the third bowler within the record – India’s Jasprit Bumrah.
“He, for me, is an all-round bundle. He’s solely 26 in the meanwhile however the dominance that he has had in T20 cricket as far as a bowler is totally phenomenal,” Watson mentioned.
Watson additional mentioned that he might be “completely nice” on the finish of his T20 profession alone.
“He has acquired pace, he can swing the bowl each methods, he has acquired an incredible change of tempo, his execution of his yorkers is unbelievable as properly… Going through him is a big problem, he has acquired so many alternative high-quality bowling choices and you bought to be completely in your recreation to have the ability to rating and put him beneath stress. I’m certain he might be completely nice on the finish of his profession in T20 cricket alone with unbelievable abilities that he has acquired,” mentioned Watson.