The explosive right-handed batsman, Shane Watson shared a message to Chennai Super Kings to make a strong comeback in next year’s IPL. It was an amazing final between Mumbai Indians and CSK at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on 12th May 2019.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians were involved in a thrilling encounter. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. MI openers Rohit and de Kock provided a flying start as both added 45 runs in 4.5 overs. It was a good bowling effort by CSK bowlers as they restricted Mumbai Indians to 149 for 8 in 20 overs.
Chasing the target of 150 runs to win, Faf du Plessis got off to a flying start scoring 26 off 13 balls. The veteran Shane Watson played with confidence and put pressure on Mumbai Indians bowlers especially Lasith Malinga.
It was an amazing batting performance by Watson who scored 80 almost took CSK home but was run out in the final over which changed the course of the game in favour of Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga bowled a great delivery and dismissed Shardul Thakur to give MI a thrilling 1 run win and their 4th IPL title.
After the game, Watson had 6 stitches and while batting, he was bleeding. It shows the commitment that he had of helping CSK win the title for the 4th time but could not do it.
Shane Watson promises the CSK fans to be back stronger next year. In the 10 editions of IPL they have played so far, they have reached 9 finals which shows the consistency. Watson had an average season for CSK this season with 398 runs from 17 matches with 3 half-centuries to his name.
Apart from MS Dhoni and the bowlers, the CSK batsmen had a disappointing season. In the league stage, CSK finished 2nd on the points table. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, CSK lost all four matches to Mumbai Indians in this year’s IPL.
The most awaited video in the last 3 days is finally here! Get well soon, #WattoMan! Just can't wait for some #yellove T20 in 2020! @ShaneRWatson33 #KNEEngaVeraLevel #WhistlePodu 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/ns5CokDbpT
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 16, 2019