Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson and Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner Rashid Khan were involved in a heated war of words in a high-scoring 2019 IPL match at the Chepauk on Tuesday.
Watson, who has been out of from in the 2019 Indian Premier League was key for the defending champions as Chennai Super Kings sought to reclaim the top spot in the points table. Rashid Khan, the most dangerous bowler in the SRH camp, was targeted early in his first over by Shane Watson and both men were fired up.
Shane Watson smashed 96 off 53 balls to help Chennai Super Kings reclaim the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a six-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad Tuesday. The Australian batsman, who struck form after a string of low scores in IPL 2019, was involved in a stare down battle with SRH’s Rashid Khan.
Shane Watson hit Rashid Khan for a boundary off only his second delivery and the bowler made sure to express his displeasure. Eventually, Rashid Khan ended up conceding 44 runs off his 4 overs, his worst figures in IPL 2019, as CSK chased down their target of 176 with one ball to spare.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019
This incident instigated the Internet users to make hilarious posts and memes trolling Rashid Khan as he confronted a player who has nearly 18 years of experience in cricket.
Watson to Rashid Khan: Evalo pathirpen! pic.twitter.com/cMLbeQ01cY
— TC (@TrollCinemaOff) April 23, 2019
— Robin Singh Rajput🇮🇳 (@biharihuBC) April 23, 2019
Watson must’ve enquired Rashid regarding his birth certificate. #CSKvSRH
— Manya (@CSKian716) April 23, 2019
— LaVi Singh (@Lavito777) April 23, 2019
— T H M Official™ (@THM_Off) April 23, 2019
Rashid khan – hey old man.
Watson – at least I don’t hide my age.
Rashid khan – pic.twitter.com/z7pR3DYwuU
— Santanu (@santanuzn) April 23, 2019
Sun Risers loses match here !
— Chennai Super Kings – CSK | MS Dhoni (@Navin_Air) April 23, 2019
Shane Watson to Rashid khan 👇🏼😂 pic.twitter.com/LQaBRXFScS
— Chennai Memes (@MemesChennai) April 23, 2019
— no18👐 (@arjunvirat06) April 23, 2019
— dinesh (@dnshblj) April 23, 2019
— BPNDVNTH (@bapsepanganale) April 23, 2019
— Rowdy Baby 🐯 (@Rowdy_babyy) April 23, 2019
For every action there is equal and opposite reaction 😂😂 Watson is on fire….. Hope Rashid will learn some lesson …Moral- Never mess with an old player 😍 #shanewatson #rashidkhan 🤘🤘 pic.twitter.com/gyWfjYncTT
— Vivek Kumar (@Vivekkr04) April 23, 2019
In the end, Rashid Khan conceded 44 runs off his 4 overs – the most expensive spell he has bowled in the 2019 IPL. Shane Watson, meanwhile, smashed 96 and scripted CSK’s 6-wicket win at the Chepauk.