Shane Watson loves getting fired up and the same was at display once again during Chennai Super Kings’ Indian Premier League 2019 match against the Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Tuesday. Watson was having a heated chat with two of DC’s pacers Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada early in his innings.
Watson smashed a brilliant 44 off 26 deliveries to set the base for CSK in their six-wicket win over the DC as the defending champions went on top of the table after two matches of IPL 2019.
A day after the ‘mankad’ controversy left the cricketing world divided, Delhi Capitals bowlers Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada engaged in a heated war of words with Chennai Super Kings batsman Shane Watson. It started in the third over of Chennai’s innings after Ishant Sharma animatedly celebrated the wicket of Ambati Rayudu. Ishant’s action prompted laughter from Shane Watson, which left the Indian pacer fuming. The India pacer then charged towards the Australian who saw the funny side of it and laughed it away. Ishant Sharma had to be pulled away by skipper Shreyas Iyer during his heated mid-pitch confrontation with Shane Watson in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Watson riles up Ishant & Rabada https://t.co/SnRFkBFbUp
— Ankush Das (@AnkushD86744515) March 26, 2019
But the altercations did not end there. In the very next over, Shane Watson hit Rabada for a four and a six. Watson had top-edged the last ball for a six, much to Rabada’s frustration. It was soon followed by another animated chat between the two players. Rabada was seen clapping sarcastically while looking towards Watson who too was looking angry. In fact, Iyer and umpire Marais Erasmus had to intervene to bring things under control.
However, Watson and Rabada laughed it off at the conclusion of the match which the Chennai Super Kings won by six wickets.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 26, 2019
Check how twitter reacting for these confrontations :
It’s all kicking off in the IPL again.
Watson v Ishant
Watson v Rabada
— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) March 26, 2019
Sunil Gavaskar clearly teasing @ShaneWarne during the commentary.
Watson and Rabada got into a heated argument with Watson continuing with it.
Gavaskar “Mention spirit of the game.we get it mentioned at different times. someone plz mention spirit of the game” 😃😃#IPL2019
— Arsalan (@LioM10_) March 26, 2019
Whose fair play points will affect more after that conversation between Watson and Rabada chika sir#starikelungal
— arun jo (@Arunjo24) March 26, 2019
Ponting plays the moderator between Watson and Rabada to keep the ‘SPIRIT OF THE GAME’ high. Awww such camaraderie. But who will make Watson and Ishant shake hands ? #CSKvDC
— Vivek 🇮🇳 (@Vivekizm) March 26, 2019
— மிஸ்டர் கருத்து™ (@Asmath36479862) March 26, 2019
— How Football Saved Humans – Great Book to Read (@HowHumans) March 26, 2019
I think Fast Bowlers Hate Watson 😂 Wahab Riyaz / Ishant / Rabada #DCvCSK
— HAMZA 💔 (@hamzagayaskhan) March 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have scored 147 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. Shikhar Dhawan starred with the bat, scoring 51. For the Super Kings, Dwayne Bravo was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.