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A little rust that will not take long to go: Watson after 1st CSK session

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said it won't take long to regain touch despite a bit of rustiness

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Chennai Super Kings player Shane Watson (R) shares a light moment with coach Stephen Fleming during a practice session. File photo: PTI
Chennai Super Kings player Shane Watson (R) shares a light moment with coach Stephen Fleming during a practice session. File photo: PTI

Former Australian all-rounder on Saturday said it won't take long to regain touch despite a bit of rustiness as he hit the nets with his teammates ahead of the 13th IPL beginning on September 19.

Rocked by a series of COVID-19 cases, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni could finally start training on Friday after clearing a third round of testing for the virus.

"How exciting it was to be back with all of my @ChennaiIPLmates for our first training session!!! It was so much fun. There was a little rust that will not take long to go," Watson wrote on his twitter handle.

The 39-year-old, who was bought by CSK ahead of the 2018 IPL, has scored 953 runs in 32 matches for the franchise in the last two years, besides capturing six wickets.

His highest score was 117 not out in the finals of the 2018 edition against SunRisers Hyderabad.

Watson is an important member of the CSK team which has been left depleted after the pull out of senior players Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh.

CSK was forced to delay its training plan after completing the six-day quarantine after Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad tested positive last week along with 11 members of the the contingent.

The 13th IPL is scheduled be held from September 19 to November 10 across three venues Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, September 05 2020. 21:41 IST