After being set a victory target of 150 runs, Chennai was restricted to 7-148 off its 20 overs. Watson scored 80 from 59 balls, but he was run out off the third-last ball of the match, with his team within four runs of victory.
The veteran came into his own in the two knockout games, in the end, the Qualifier 2 and the Final. He scored a half-century versus the Delhi Capitals (DC) in Visakhapatnam in the second Qualifier to secure the team’s entry into the summit clash. In the Final, he had a patient start but converted it into a marvellous 80 off 59 deliveries with eight boundaries and four over-boundaries while chasing a target.
After Chennai Super Kings off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has now revealed how Watson batted through pain and a bloodied knee during the finals against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad.
As per Harbhajan, the Chennai Super Kings opener received six stitches on his left leg after the match as he got injured while diving. “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 Instagram story and shared a picture as well.
As soon as Bhajji posted it, fans started to re watch the match only to witness Watson’s knee and they took several screenshots of it to share it in social media to laud his effort. Many memes and posts surfaced in Internet thanking the veteran for his dedication :
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) May 14, 2019
Shane Watson. The ultimate hero. Who showed the world the color of blood can be yellow. God bless you #Watto You are a superhero. @ShaneRWatson33 Proud and honored that you are #CSK. #yellove #ChennaiSuperKings #IPL #ShaneWatson pic.twitter.com/pgpmmalKTA
— Kasturi Shankar (@KasthuriShankar) May 13, 2019
— Meher Ramesh (@MeherRamesh) May 14, 2019
Even CSK Haters Also Felt with Watson Innings & Recently Know Watson situation 🙏💛
— Anniyan Memes ツ (@AMTAnniyan) May 13, 2019
As the tournament came to an end, Watson became active in social media and posted his first tweet to his friend and former teammate John hastings who started a new cafe in Frankston South, Australia.
Ina way of encouraging him, Watto wrote a tweet saying “Can’t wait to visit mate. I love my coffee.”
Check out his tweet here :
Can’t wait to visit mate. I love my coffee. https://t.co/KXWZRIda8Q
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) May 15, 2019
Though he doesn’t posted anything regarding the IPL or CSK, his comment section flooded with the comments of CSK fans.
This is how you set examples for the next generation who are Watching the sport. Every action was by choice, not by chance. Take a bow @ShaneRWatson33.
— SARP🕴 (@Justin12393LEE) May 15, 2019
Hats Off to your dedication. you will be a great coach and a mentor for any team in the future.
— Manoj Suri (@man007nashik) May 15, 2019
Get well soon champ
From csk fan
— Prasanth Sharkzzz (@prasanthsharkzz) May 15, 2019
😍😍😍 Watson pic.twitter.com/m29xrEtW5W
— Y2j Gokul (@iamgokul26) May 15, 2019
Not only fans, even the official twitter handle of CSK also got excited on seeing Watson being active on social media :
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 15, 2019
Well, all we have to say now is, we too can’t wait to have Watson back in action for CSK !!