Former Team India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed on his Instagram that his Chennai Super Kings teammate Australian Shane Watson batted through a bleeding knee in the IPL 2019 final against Mumbai Indians.
“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. That’s our @srwatson33 Almost pulled it off for us last night,” read the story.
In the photographs now viral on Twitter, it is visisble that Watson knee was bleeding and even during run out he was in agony.
Chennai Super Kings restricted Mumbai Indians to a score of 149 on Sunday but despite a strong and promising start, the side failed to chase the total down.
Watson, who had scored a century in the IPL 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad to hand Chennai Super Kings its third title, raised the Lions hopes yet again as he went after pacer Lasith Malinga in the 16th over.
After nearly seeing his side through yet again, he was run out by a Krunal Pandya throw with five runs needed off three balls.