Sportsmanship spirit of Shane Watson earns applause
New Delhi: It has come to fore that Mumbai Indian’s (MI) Shane Watson actually led his team in IPL 2019 finals with a bloodied knee. Watson’s teammate Harbhajan Singh, who was part of the CSK playing XI in the IPL final, has revealed that Shane Watson batted in the final after getting six stitches on his knee following an injury while fielding.
Harbhajan Singh took to Instagram and posted a story, attaching an image of Watson with his knee bent, hitting a shot through the off-side.
In the image, a large patch of blood can be seen on Watson’s left upper thigh.
“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. That’s our @srwatson33 Almost pulled it off for us last night,” Harbhajan’s Instagram story read.
Shane Watson batted through the CSK innings until he was run out in the final over, smashing four sixes and eight fours in his 59-ball 80 knock.
After Watson’s dismissal, CSK needed four off the final two balls but failed to score the required runs and lost the match by a run as Mumbai Indians clinched a record fourth IPL title.