Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed the heroic feat of Australian all-rounder Shane Watson in the final of IPL 2019. Watson batted through the pain barrier in the final with a bloodied knee, yet managed to almost take his side to a victory with a brilliant 80.
Harbhajan revealed that Watson received six stitches on his leg after the match. The injury occurred while he dived to try and avoid a run-out and save his wicket.
Bhajji wrote on his Instagram story with a picture of Watson’s bloodied knee:
“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. That’s our @srwatson33. Almost pulled it for us last night.”
The official Twitter account of Chennai Super Kings also praised Watson for his valiant effort, tweeting:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 13, 2019
Watson was CSK’s top scorer in the final with his knock of 80 runs off only 59 deliveries. CSK were set a target of 150 runs to chase by MI, but fell short by only 1-run in a nail-biting encounter. The Australian failed to get his side over the line as he got run out in the final over of the match.
Lasith Malinga emerged as the hero for the Mumbai Indians as he defended 9 runs in the final over, despite being expensive in the first three overs of his spell.