Mumbai Indians might have won the IPL title but Chennai Super Kings’ opener Shane Watson played the game with full spirit and lot of pride. He got injured while diving and he got stitches after the game. Despite being injured during the game, he still played without telling anyone. This sums up the essential Shane Watson for you!
CSK fans loved the way Watson played and he almost pulled off the game for his team. The team’s off-spinner Harbhajan Singh opened up how Shane Watson batted through the immense pain barrier during the IPL 2019 final against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad.
According to Turbanator, Shane Watson received six stitches on his left leg after Watson put a dive to save his wicket during his knock.
Harbhajan also posted a picture on his Instagram story of Watson’s bloodied left leg from the final.
“Can you guys see the blood on his knee.. He got 6 stitches after the game..Got injured while diving but continue to bat without telling anyone,” Harbhajan wrote on his Insta story and shared a picture as well.
In a tense 150-run chase against Mumbai Indians in final, Watson smashed 80 off 59 balls for Chennai but once he was run out, Chennai failed to go past the finish line as they lost the match by a whisker, i.e. 1 run.
“From the fans’ point of view, it was kind of a paisa vasool match but for us it was heartbreaking. Getting MI out for 149, chasing 150 in Hyderabad on that pitch, I thought we had the match,” Harbhajan told India Today. “We had a good start upfront but we lost wickets. I still feel why this happened to us. It was our game. But we have to accept the fact that MI are winners but it was our game,” he said.
MS Dhoni’s run out created a massive controversy and Harbhajan Singh explained CSK would have liked to see the Dhoni decision go their way.
“We would have liked MS Dhoni’s decision to go in our way. If you see, the angles…from one end it looked out, from one end he looked to have made it. It was tough decision to make. A lot of times it’s been said that the decision should be given in batsman’s favour. In Dhoni’s case, it wasn’t given. I think it’s one of the key points where the game drifted away from us.
“Apart from that, I didn’t think we built enough partnerships. Watson almost pulled a miracle for us. But it wasn’t enough. Even after MS Dhoni got out, we came so close.. Shane Watson brought us really close,” he said.