IPL Final: Watson batted with a bleeding knee

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Over the years, cricketers have shown immense courage and determination to help their teams succeed through injuries that could have very well kept them on the sidelines and away from the action.

When former South African skipper Graeme Smith walked out to bat with a broken hand against Australi at SCG test in January 2009 and when Anil Kumble took the pitch with a broken jaw and bandaged face in Antigua test of 2002 against West Indies.

Chennai Super Kings were not very consistent with the bat right through the tournamnet and their opener Shane Watson could not find his grove. How ever Mahendra Singh Dhoni persisted with him and the Australian played an absolute blinder in the final which almost won his side the title.

Chennai super kings Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has now revealed how Watson has batted through the pain and with the bleeding knee during the finals against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad. As per Harbhajan Singh, the Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson received six stitches on his left leg after the match as he got injured while diving.

Can you guys see the blood on the knee? He has got six stitches after the game. He got injured while diving but he continued to bat without telling anyone Harbhajan Singh wrote on his Instagram story along with the picture as well.

Shane Watson was on fire in the finals and almost pulled of the chase single handedly with his innings of 80 off 59 balls for Chennai and batted till the last bvall of the match. However the despite the valiant effort Lasith Malinga bowled a super last over which saw Mumbai Indians clinch by the 1 run.

We will give some time for the dust to settle down. I think if you win one title and reach the final for the next time you have had good years. We do understand that we are an aging team. Some times at some point we just have to look at the creating side said Chennai Super king’s Stephen Fleming after the match.

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