Would have been a huge shame had Rajasthan Royals not played IPL: Shane Watson

Shane Watson played for Rajasthan Royals from the first season. He took over the reins after Rahul Dravid quit T20 cricket last year.

updated: March 31, 2014 19:20 IST
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Mirpur: Rajasthan Royals have had a controversial tenure in their six seasons in the Indian Premier League but their new captain Shane Watson feels it would have been a "shame" if the champions of the inaugural year were barred from playing in the seventh edition of the cash-rich tournament. (Rajasthan, Chennai can play IPL 7)

"Personally for me, it would be a huge shame if Rajasthan wasn't playing this IPL because I certainly love every moment I've spent there since it started," said Watson during a pre-match media interaction of Australia's 'dead-rubber' against minnows Bangladesh.

"But as I have said, we (RR) have been kicked out before so you never know how things will pan out but we are on the right side again, thank God. I've always been confident things will work out well in the end, which it seems to have worked out that way," he added.

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