The Indian Premier League (IPL) has come to its conclusion as Mumbai Indians (MI) became a record four-time champion after defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by a run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Despite their loss, CSK’s Shane Watson was hailed for his stellar performance in the final as well as in the second qualifier. In the latter, he scored an impressive half-century against Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam in the second qualifier which aided his side’s place in the final showdown of the T20 extravaganza. In the final, the Australian veteran knocked 80 off 59 balls with eight boundaries.

He was going through pain and agony throughout his innings but that did not see him getting complacent. His innings was laced with four sixes and eight fours. Watson may not have won the match for Chennai, but he won the respect and hearts of fans who praised his effort.

Following the final, former Indan spinner, who is also Watson’s teammate, shared a story on Instagram which reflected the sheer ‘never say die’ spirit of the Australian. Bhajji revealed that Watson did not tell anybody about his injury and kept on batting despite the bleeding.

“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 in the story.