Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson recalled the final of the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday. Watson batted brilliantly while playing for Chennai Super Kings. Watson shared his experience of working with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) remembering this match. Talked to Cricket.Dot.au in a podcast.
He said, ‘The century in the finals was very special – especially at that time he had a different experience of working with Stephen Fleming. He is the most brilliant coach I have worked with. Fleming has a very good understanding of cricket – he is very mentally well-behaved and his man-management is also very good.
Talking about Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Watson said it was great to play and understand Dhoni for the first time. The dashing all-rounder said, ‘Let’s talk about Dhoni’s work for the first time. So, when you play against them, they don’t let you get anything easily. She is like ice cream on the field.
He added, ‘But knowing him, working with him was a great experience. It was nice to meet such top people of cricket.