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Shane Watson hammered an unbeaten 117 to help CSK beat SRH in the IPL finale. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Cometh the Hour! Cometh the Champion!. Retired Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson, displayed his class at the grandest stage of all.

Chasing a tricky score of almost 180, Watto got off to the worst possible start, as he consumed ten deliveries to get off the mark.

However, once he got a couple of boundaries behind him, there was no stopping Watson’s pyrotechnics. The powerful Aussie struck his second IPL ton this season, guiding the men in yellow to their third IPL title win.

IPL 2018: 'Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni Have Been Looking After Me Really Well,' says MoM Shane Watson
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It’s been a special season, to be honest. To get a special season especially after the last season with RCB. It means a lot to be with a franchise like CSK,” said Shane Watson during the post-match presentation.

During his fourth IPL ton, Watson smacked a whopping 11 boundaries and eight sixes in his unbeaten 117, which came off just 57 balls.

“After those first ten balls, I was only hoping to catch up to at least a run-a-ball. Bhuvi is really good with the new ball and was lucky to get the opportunity to catch up. It was good that I got a couple of boundaries to hit and get on par to take it from there,” reckoned Watto.

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Shane Watson scored an unbeaten 117 against SRH in the IPL. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Moreover, the special part of Watson’s knock was that he was limping midway through the innings due to a niggle in the legs.

Still, Watson managed to remain through till the end of the run chase and take Chennai Super Kings to a thumping eight-wicket win with overs to spare.

IPL 2018: 'Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni Have Been Looking After Me Really Well,' says MoM Shane Watson IPL 2018: 'Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni Have Been Looking After Me Really Well,' says MoM Shane Watson IPL 2018: 'Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni Have Been Looking After Me Really Well,' says MoM Shane Watson IPL 2018: 'Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni Have Been Looking After Me Really Well,' says MoM Shane Watson

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Shane Watson of the Chennai Superkings plays a shot during the Final of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 27th May 2018. Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

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The good thing is that I wouldn’t be playing for the next three-four months; feels great. It gives me plenty of time to recover.”

“Throughout the back end of the tournament I was hanging on for dear life, Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni has been looking after me really well, and I am really glad to contribute like I did tonight,” concluded Shane Watson.