IPL 2018: Harbhajan Singh Lifts his Fourth Title as CSK beats SRH by 8 Wickets
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) veteran spinner, Harbhajan Singh elated, as he lifted the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy for the fourth time, as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.
Meanwhile, there were speculations about the average age of the Chennai squad post the auctions. However, they rest aside all the speculations with all their senior cricketers contributing significantly to the success.
Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson got Hyderabad to a good start after losing the early wicket of Shreevats Goswami. The pair added 51 before Dhawan departed, however, Williamson (47) continued his outstanding form.
Further, Yusuf Pathan played a blinder of an innings after he came to the crease at the 101 for three. Pathan remained unbeaten on 45 runs from just 25 deliveries including four boundaries and two sixes, as Hyderabad finished on 178 at the loss of six wickets.
However, Chennai came back brilliantly in the last two overs to keep the score within 180. Lungi Ngidi finished his debut stint in India on a high with an impressive figure of one for 26 in his four overs.
In reply, Chennai got off to a slow start seeing off the new ball. They managed to score 35 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of the powerplay overs.
Since then, it has been one person show with Shane Watson dominating the best bowling attack of the tournament. He brought his second IPL century of this season in just 51 deliveries to become the fourth batsmen to achieve so.
Meanwhile, Chennai scripted a spectacular comeback, as they reached the target with nine balls to spare, as Watson remained unbeaten on 117 runs from 57 balls.
Believe in yourself
Post the win, Harbhajan took to Twitter to share a message for the fans. He expressed believe in whatever you want, and it will come to you.
Moreover, he predicted that would win the trophy four months back and now lifted his fourth IPL title.
Although he didn’t make it to the playing XI for the final, he made some significant contributions in the league games. Further, he will look to have a good domestic season to strengthen his India comeback.
“3/4 months back before the auction I mentioned this And it happened
#believe it and become whatever u want to #4th IPL trophy for me @ChennaiIPL #whitslepodu,” the tweet read.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 28, 2018