Hyderabad: The thrilling final of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was a treat to watch for many reasons. One of it was the indomitable strength shown by CSK player Shane Watson who batted with a bleeding knee during his 59-ball 80 against MI on Sunday.
On an Instagram post, Harbhajan Singh posted Watson's picture where he can be seen bleeding from his knees.
"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,” Harbhajan’s Instagram story read.
It is speculated that it could be his bleeding knee which hampered his running and subsequently, he got run out.
Soon after the match, Watson was a sensation on Twitter with tweeple left amused by his sheer determination towards the sport and held the Australian sportsman in high regard.
The story reminds us of former South African skipper Graeme Smith who walked out to bat with a broken hand against the Aussies at the SCG Test in January 2009. Another instance was when Anil Kumble took the pitch with a broken jaw and bandaged face in the Antigua Test of 2002 against West Indies.