Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2019 final by one run to clinch a record fourth IPL title but its Shane Watson who won the hearts. He almost took Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to IPL 2019 triumph with a brilliant knock in the final on May 12. But it wasn't to be for the Australian and the Chennai outfit to win the match. Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was part of the CSK playing XI in the IPL final, has revealed that Shane Watson batted in the final after getting six stitches on his knee following an injury while fielding.
Harbhajan Singh posted a story on his instagram attaching an image of Watson with his knee bent, hitting a shot through the off-side. In the image, a large patch of blood can be seen on Watson's left upper thigh.
"Can you guys see the blood on his knee.He got 6 stitches after the game... got injured while diving but continue (sic) to bat without telling anyone. "That's our @srwatson33, almost pulled it (off) for us last night.” He captioned the image.
Talking about Shane Watson fought valiantly for Chennai but couldn't take his team over the line as CSK were bowled out for 148. Lasith Malinga bowled a brilliant final over, giving away just seven runs when nine would have won it for CSK.