Shane Watson IPL Final 2019

IPL 2019: CSK opener Shane Watson batted through a bloodied leg in doomed final chase

Chennai Super Sings (CSK) opener Shane Watson scored a valiant 59-ball 80 in the IPL 2019 final that his side lost to Mumbai Indians (MI) by just one run in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Unlike last year’s final, Watto could not take the Men in Yellow home, having been run out in the last over as MI restricted CSK to 148/7, one run short of the target.


While many still celebrated the all-rounder’s effort, his teammate Harbhajan Singh has made a revelation that Watson batted through a bloodied leg in the final.

The Australia cricketer also received six stitches on his left leg after he dived to save his wicket during his knock.

Harbhajan posted a picture on his Insta story of Watson’s bloodied left leg from the final.


“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,” Harbhajan captioned the picture.

shane watson blodded leg

After Harbhajan’s post, CSK’s official Twitter account too posted about the 37-year-old’s dedication to the team’s mission.

Meanwhile, after a narrow defeat in the IPL 2019 final, CSK captain MS Dhoni has hinted that there will be a squad overhaul in the off-season.

“We need to go back and reflect as to how we reached the finals. I don’t think it was one of those years where we played really good cricket and we got into the finals,” said Dhoni.

“After the World Cup, once we come back, that’s the time we get to the drawing board and see what can be done to fill the gaps.

“Nothing against the bowlers, but batting could have been better,” said Dhoni, whose team has won three IPL titles from eight finals.

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