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. Also Read - IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma to Jasprit Bumrah, Players Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) Could Retain Ahead of Mega Auction
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. Also Read - Virat Kohli Not a Bad Captain But Rohit Sharma is Better, Difference Between Them is Huge: Gautam Gambhir
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. Also Read - IPL 2020: Ruturaj Gaikwad Breaks Silence on MS Dhoni's 'No Spark in Youngsters' Comment
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.