The final match for the IPL 2019 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians was rather enthralling. Offering entertainment to its fullest capacity both the teams seemed to work hard to achieve their respective goals. Yet, Shane Watson’s bleeding knee would almost have gone unnoticed hadn’t it been for off-spinner and CSK teammate Harbhajan Singh’s Insta.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 13 May 2019
Watson kept batting despite his injury – the scene is so overwhelming that it almost seems patriotic. While diving to save his wicket, Watson sustained wounds, which he eventually ignored so that he could take his team towards another IPL win this season. Though the dream might not be a reality, he did come pretty close.
In the IPL finals of 2018, Shane Watson scored a century playing against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and thus got CSK its third title. He was after pacer Lasith Malinga in the 16th over this time in the IPL 2019, and after nearly getting there, was run out by Krunal Pandya with the team still requiring 5 runs off only 3 remaining balls. However, Malinga dismissed Shardul Thakur in the final ball, that got Mumbai Indians (MI) its cup.
While initially struggling to put some runs on the scoreboard, Watson did score a total of 398 runs from the 17 innings that he played with a strike rate of 127.56 and an average of 23.41
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