Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Shane Watson has grabbed the headlines since news broke out that he battled with a bloodied knee to almost take Chennai over the ropes in the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) finals. However, the departure of Watson in the final over changed the course as Mumbai Indians went home with the fourth trophy on Sunday night.
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Watson battled with a bloodied knee in the final
Shane Watson played a knock of 80 runs during their chase of 150 runs set by Mumbai at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Mumbai dominated the game throughout the game before capitalised on the lost chances to shift the momentum in the last five overs. He took two 20-run over off Lasith Maling and Krunal Pandya to bring down the required rate. But an outstanding last over from Malinga and dismissal of the former Aussie cricketer in the fourth guided Mumbai to the title.
However, it was the day after the game when Harbhajan Singh revealed the news that Shane Watson batted throughout the game with a knee injury. He had his pants soaked in pant during the death overs, but he didn’t give and fought till the very end. The veteran off-spinner also revealed that Watson had to undergo six stitches after the end of the match. Yesterday, he also faced troubles while walking and had to limp off to his plane.
Meanwhile, upon reaching his country, Shane Watson has thanked all the fans and followers for the immense love and support for the last two days. The veteran all-rounder also revealed that he will come back next year to take Chennai Super Kings one step over to the trophy. However, Watson had an average tournament and lacked consistency, and with age cropping, there will be doubts over his participation in the next edition of IPL.
“Hi everyone, I have just arrived on time and I want to thank everyone for their love, support, and best wishes they have given me over the last few days. We were so close to getting over the line against Mumbai but it was an amazing final. Looking forward to come back next year to take that one step further. Whistle Podu,” Watson said in the video.
Watch the video here:
The most awaited video in the last 3 days is finally here! Get well soon, #WattoMan! Just can't wait for some #yellove T20 in 2020! @ShaneRWatson33 #KNEEngaVeraLevel #WhistlePodu 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/ns5CokDbpT
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 16, 2019