Harbhajan Singh Reveals Shane Watson Batted In IPL Final With Massive Handicap

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"Can you guys see the blood on his knee", Singh wrote.

Shane Watson, who scored a valiant 80 for the Chennai Super Kings in the finals of the just concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) which CSK lost to Mumbai Indians, batted all the way battling an injury, reveals his teammate Harbhajan Singh.

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard was fined 25 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpiring decision during the IPL final against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.

Watson, who was dropped twice by Rahul Chahar, looked as though he would deliver victory after he smashed four sixes and eight fours in his 59-ball knock but he paid for a reckless run out when he attempted to get back on strike. The need of the hour for CSK was what Dhoni does best - bat patiently and chase the total down one run at a time.

Well, the game of cricket saw yet another freakish incident between Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.

Having faced criticism at times during his worldwide career for poor body language, there was no way Watson was going to let on about his bloodbath as he powered through the pain barrier to nearly steal the IPL title from Mumbai's grasp.

"As a team we had a good season", Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.

Jasprit Bumrah (2/14) then bowled two impressive overs and also had Bravo caught behind. In the final over, Watson departed as well, and Chennai finished their batting at 148/7 in their 20 overs. However, the Caribbean vent out his frustration in the form of hitting Bravo for 2 consecutive fours on the last two balls of the final over to take the three-time IPL Champions to 149/7 in allotted quota of overs.

Watson was Chennai's second-leading runscorer for the tournament behind Dhoni, racking up 398 runs in 17 matches at an average of 23.41 with a strike rate of 127.56.

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