Remember the last IPL ever match ever since we didn’t get our dose in the 2020 season so far? Chennai Super Kings needed 150 to win the title for the second time in a row and the then 37-year-old Shane Watson had taken center-stage yet again.
While it seemed like the “Yellow Army’ will cruise through, Lasith Malinga had different plans as CSK needed just 9 of the last over with Watson was on the crease. Attempting a second run to be on strike, the Australian had to take a heart-breaking walk- back to the pavilion, and the old war-horse from Sri Lanka knew the game had swung in the favor of the Mumbai Indians and so it did!
While ‘Watto’ was so animated during the chase many don’t know that while diving to complete a run earlier in his innings, he had badly bruised himself and had blood oozing out of his right knee. The former Australian cricketer also revealed that he was so engrossed in the run-chase that while walking back to the pavilion he thought that he got the bruise during the last over until his wife next day saw blood all over his pants. That is when they figured that he had injured himself in all probability during the start of the innings but because he was so focused, he just never figured!
“I have been fortunate to play for two other great franchises but CSK, the love, and support that I have got since the day that I arrived… in the team, around the team but then also the supporters have just been… I’m just so fortunate. I’d give anything and would do anything to be able to help CSK”, Watson quoted during a live chat Via CSK’s Instagram handle. While he has always openly expressed his love for CSK and their leader Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Queensland born all-rounder really hoped that the Coronavirus scare comes to an end and they manage to find an IPL window around October for him to be able to play for Chennai one last time before he hangs his boots.