Australia star Shane Watson has been garnering praise from all over for showing remarkable bravery during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. The former Australia international literally bled for his side as he tried his best to take the Super Kings over the line. But his heroic effort eventually went in vain as Mumbai Indians went on to win the game by 1 run.
Watson played a valiant knock of 80 but his team ended up on 148 for 7 while chasing 149. No other batsmen from Super Kings could provide a good resistance to Mumbai Indians which ultimately cost them the IPL title. What made Watson’s knock even more incredible was that he was batting with a bleeding knee. Watson dived to make his ground in the third over of the chase. Over the course of the innings it became more evident he had hurt himself with blood eventually visible on both sides of the pad on his left leg.
But despite bleeding profusely, Watson continued his knock and remained on the crease till the last over of the game. Unfortunately, his heroic knock came to an end when he once again dived in an attempt to make his ground but fell short this time around.
It was only after the match that the cricketing world came to know about the injury. Super Kings star Harbhajan Singh highlighted the news on Instagram as he revealed Watson did not tell anyone about the injury.
“Got injured while diving but continue to bat without telling anyone,” Harbhajan posted on an Instagram story, “That’s our @srwatson33 (sic).”
Harbhajan had also revealed that Watson also needed six stitches on the injury post game. A video has now surfaced on the internet showing how horrific the injury was. In the clip, Watson could be seen struggling while walking.
Here is the video:
— Rooter App (@RooterSports) May 15, 2019