Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten 117 as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title in a spectacular return from a two-year corruption ban.
The 36-year-old Australian hit eight sixes and 11 fours in his stunning 57 ball innings as Chennai took just 18.3 overs to overcome Hyderabad´s 178-6 in 20 overs.
Chennai finished on 181-2 to crush their opponents by eight wickets at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium which was packed with more than 33,000 people.
Post-win, the CSK players took to various social media platforms to share the feelings with their fans.
Here’s how CSK players reacted on social media after winning the IPL 2018 title:
Cannot express my feelings! It's been a wonderful season for us & a fitting finish by @ShaneRWatson33. A well constructed innings from him today & inspiring captaincy from @msdhoni right from game one takes us to our 3rd title.A big thank you to all our supporters🙏#WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/lZfWqUWi9j
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 27, 2018
Excited to be going home after 7 weeks at the IPL… Was really good being back at @ChennaiIPL this year. What a franchise it has been over the years. Proud to be part of another trophy with CSK 🏆
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) May 28, 2018
A big thank you to the #YellowArmy for your immense support! 💛 You are the best fans anyone can ask for! Thank you for believing in us, for not losing hope during out difficult days, and for being a part of the wonderful journey this season. @ChennaiIPL #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/cDe0vGYKtY
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 28, 2018
— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) May 27, 2018
— Murali Vijay (@mvj888) May 27, 2018
Yen iniya tamil makkaley vandhom vendrom sendrom adutha varudam varuvom velvom selvom.ungal anbukkum atharavukkum mikka nandri vidai perugiren ungal nenaivugalodu @ChennaiIPL #eduda vandiya poduda whistle
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) May 28, 2018
IPL champions 😎❤ pic.twitter.com/Ib7lKQkyWI
— Lungisani Ngidi (@NgidiLungi) May 27, 2018