Chennai Super Kings’ opening batsman Shane Watson revealed that he played the game against Delhi Capitals on Friday despite the passing away of his grandmother. Watson – who is used to deliver at the big stage – has not found his bearing in the tournament after three games.

In a Youtube interaction, ‘The Debrief’, Watson revealed that his grandmother Ritchie (mom’s mom) died on Wednesday, two days prior to the clash against DC. 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.

His commitment to the franchise is receiving praise from fans as fans are calling him a true fighter.

Against defending champions Mumbai Indians, he was dismissed cheaply for four runs, and in the following two matches, he scored 14 and 33 respectively.

Watson’s dedication is laudable, fans would remember him slam a century while his leg was bleeding.

On the other hand, ace batsman Suresh Raina and veteran bowler Harbhajan Singh pulled out of the tournament citing ‘personal reasons’.

CSK would dearly hope he acts his act together and fires in the upcoming games.