Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson recently revealed when he saw MS Dhoni get frustrated for the first time ever. Incidentally, the Chennai Super Kings skipper is known to be the coolest cricketer on the planet who always wears a smile irrespective of the situation.
Watson, who was a key part of the Chennai line-up in the last couple of years revealed that he saw MS Dhoni lose his cool during the IPL 2019 final between Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The game went right down to the wire as Rohit Sharma’s MI won by a solitary run.
MS Dhoni got frustrated after IPL 2019 final – Shane Watson
The legendary fast bowler from Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga trapped Shardul Thakur plumb in front to make sure that the Super Kings couldn’t chase down 150 in their 20 overs. As per Shane Watson, the entire situation got the better of Dhoni, who showed his agitation in the dressing room after the end of the match.
“How the finals played out? We were able to get on top of them. That ball, oh Jesus… that was the first time I saw MS Dhoni show frustration in the change room, albeit it was only a tiny bit around that time,” Star Sports quoted Shane Watson as saying.
Meanwhile, speaking about his own experiences, Shane Watson added that playing an IPL final is a huge experience for him. The all-rounder scored 80 runs off 59 balls with eight fours and four sixes, but couldn’t take his team over the line. Watson garnered a lot of praise for his knock. The former Aussie said that playing against Mumbai Indians was a big thing considering they had defeated them on both occasions in the playoffs.
“To be able to play any IPL final is huge, but playing against Mumbai Indians that year was big in IPL 2019. They had beaten us comprehensively in both games, and in the build-up to the final, we knew we had to play out of our skins really,” he added.