Chennai Super Kings may have lost the final by a whisker, but Shane Watson won hearts as he smashed a brilliant 80 off 59 balls, what made his innings more special was the fact that he continued to fight on despite bleeding knee. Watson hurt himself while fielding but understanding the seriousness of the match he decided to play. He got six stitches after the match. He won hearts and his run-out also became controversial as some felt that De Kock had not collected the ball cleanly. Watson is now back in Australia and has in a video post promised CSK fans for a better show next year. He also thanked the fans for all their support he received after his knock.

 
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Next year we will come back stronger #whistlepodu @chennaiipl 👊

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In the video, he says, “Just arrived and want to thank everyone for their love, support and best wishes you have given in the last couple of days. We were so close to getting over the line, it was an amazing final. We will surely come back stronger next year to take that extra step.”

Meanwhile, it was Harbhajan Singh who revealed it to the fans that Watson battled a bleeding knee to smash 80. “Respect brother ✊ what a LEGEND @srwatson33 given sweat, blood and everything for the team.. INSPIRING,” Harbhajan’s Insta post read.

Mumbai beat Chennai by a run to clinch their record fourth IPL title. He is not a part of the Australian World Cup squad which will play the upcoming World Cup.