MS Dhoni lauds Shane Watson’s ‘shocking’ innings in IPL 2018 final
Shane Watson slammed 11 boundaries and 8 sixes in the IPL 2018 final to help the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad’s score of 179 in just 18.3 overs.Updated: May 28, 2018 18:34 IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
Shane Watson recorded the highest ever score in an Indian Premier League (IPL) final with 117 off 57 balls to steer Chennai Super Kings to third title. (MATCH REPORT)
But Watson slammed 11 boundaries and eight massive sixes to help the MS Dhoni-led side chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad’s score of 179 in just 18.3 overs.
CSK were ridiculed for the selection of their team before the start of the IPL, highlighting the fact that many their players were well above 30.
But a 36-year-old Watson, who had scored on 71 runs from eight outings in IPL 2017 for Royal Challengers Bangalore, showed that experience still counts in the end.
Watson’s innings seems to have come as a surprise to Dhoni as well. After the game, the former Indian captain posted a message applauding the Australian’s ‘shocking’ innings.
First Published: May 28, 2018 17:10 IST