Shane Watson scored his 3rd IPL 100; first for CSK    AFP
Shane Watson scored his 3rd IPL 100; first for CSK AFP

Shane Watson matched Chris Gayle s exploits in match 17 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Watson slammed his first century for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the second by anyone in this edition of IPL (after Gayle s against Sunrisers Hyderabad). Watson was named Man of the Match award for his 106 (he also picked up a wicket) against Rajasthan Royals (RR). He hailed Gayle after the match: Chris is the greatest T20 batsman in the world. To be able to score so many T20 hundreds. That’s the reason he’s called the Universe Boss. He keeps bossing attacks around the world.

Watson was also in praise of MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming, captain and coach of CSK: MS and Fleming know how to set up a really good team dynamic. Fortunate to be a part of CSK and to contribute to the win tonight. CSK are at the top of the points table; their next match is against SRH at Uppal on Sunday.