Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians locked horns for the prestigious IPL 2019 trophy. The final was one hell of a match with so many moments kept our heart racing. This year’s finale is inarguably one of the best finales we have ever seen in IPL. In a last-ball finish, MI won the trophy by beating CSK by just 1 run. With four IPL trophies in the closet, MI is also the most successful team in the history of IPL.
Chasing just 150 runs, Chennai Super Kings started with a bang but got too excited and lost quick wickets in succession. However, everything was going fine until MS Dhoni was run out in yet-another controversial decision by the umpire. It looked like MI was on the top until when Shane Watson decided to single-handedly turn the table. He smashed Krunal Pandya and Lasith Malinga out of the parks. It was the time when it seemed CSK was winning. However, Watson getting run out on the fourth ball of final over proved to be a game changer.
Shane Watson played magnificently scoring 80 off just 59 balls. He almost won the match for CSK. However, not many people know that Watson was batting at the crease with a bloodied knee cap.
After the final, a picture of Watson showing blood on his left leg went viral. The bloodstains on his pants were clearly visible but that didn’t stop him from playing the game. He kept playing despite the injury.
His teammate Harbhajan Singh and Chennai Super Kings also lauded the efforts.
Fans are going gaga over his dedication. Look at the way they reacted:
My heart was brokend💔 when I saw this😭. What a dedication, what a performance! Thanks watto thanks a lot. IPL cup is not important for us. There is lot of IPL seasons here. Plz take care your health. Plz don't do this again. My huge salute for this man🙏#ShaneWatson#CSK pic.twitter.com/wrp5e08dJy
— 💛PRK💛 (@Praveen_0229) May 14, 2019
— The Dikhlaut Guy (@kataidikhlaut) May 14, 2019
So much dedication for the big game, respect!