Harbhajan Singh reveals Watson batted with bleeding knee in IPL final

Watson got six stitches after the final against eventual champions Mumbai Indians in this year’s edition of the IPL.

Written by Newsroom Staff May 14, 2019 14:58

New Delhi: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has made a praiseworthy revelation about his Chennai Super Kings teammate Shane Watson, stating that the Australian played the Indian Premier League (IPL) final with a bleeding knee.

Watson got six stitches after the final against eventual champions Mumbai Indians in this year’s edition of the IPL.

Singh shared a picture on his Instagram story and wrote, “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.”

“Respect brother what a LEGEND @srwatson33 given sweat, blood and everything for the team.. INSPIRING @chennaiipl.” Singh went on to say.

Watson injured his leg while diving at the non-striker’s end in the third over off Lasith Malinga, leaving the Brisbane-born with his yellow uniform stained red around the left knee.

The Australian scored 80 off 59 balls, including four sixes and eight fours, before he was run out in the final over going for a second run, again diving to make his ground.

With two runs needed from the final ball, Malinga trapped Shardul Thakur leg-before to secure Mumbai’s win by one run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Watson finished the 12th edition of the tournament with 398 runs and a strike rate of 127.56 from his 17 matches. (ANI)