Watson batted through bleeding knee, got six stitches after: Harbhajan Singh

Watson, who had scored a century in the IPL 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad to hand Chennai Super Kings its third title, raised the Lions hopes yet again as he went after pacer Lasith Malinga in the 16th over.

Watson, who had initially struggled to get runs on the scoreboard, ended the season with 398 runs from 17 innings.   -  SPORTZPICS

Harbhajan Singh, on Monday, revealed on Instagram that his Chennai Super Kings teammate Shane Watson batted through a bleeding knee in the IPL final against Mumbai Indians.

“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,” read the story.

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Harbhajan Singh's Instagram story.

 

Chennai Super Kings restricted Mumbai Indians to a score of 149 on Sunday but despite a strong and promising start, the side failed to chase the total down.

Watson, who had scored a century in the IPL 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad to hand Chennai Super Kings its third title, raised the Lions hopes yet again as he went after pacer Lasith Malinga in the 16th over.

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In the pictures above, Watson can clearly be seen bleeding from his left knee.   -  SPORTZPICS

 

After nearly seeing his side through yet again, he was run out by a Krunal Pandya throw with five runs needed off three balls.

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Shane Watson's diving effort before he was run out.   -  Twitter/@Yamunaaa



However, Malinga's experience came in handy as he removed Shardul Thakur in the last ball to crush Chennai's dreams of clinching its second successive IPL title.

Watson, who had initially struggled to get runs on the scoreboard, ended the season with 398 runs from 17 innings.