Shane Watson batted with a bloodied knee in IPL 2019 final
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In the 2019 IPL final, CSK’s Shane Watson scored 80 of the total 150 runs against MI. He played until the last over but still failed to take his team over the final line. MI won the exciting final and their fourth trophy by a solitary run.
After the cliff-hanging finale, a news was revealed by Harbhajan Singh. It was that Shane Watson had batted with a bloodied knee for the sake of his team. Bhajji took to Instagram to post a picture to support his claim.
Watson had injured himself on the field while attempting for a dive. However he continued to bat with the injury. After the finale Watson had to undergo six stitches for his knee. Watson had a reasonable season where he scored 398 runs at 23.41. his top score of 96 came against SRH.
Skipper Sangakkara dropped himself against MI in 2012
Former Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara played for now-defunct Deccan Chargers in 2012. He wasn’t having a good season both as batsman and skipper. He had managed only 200 runs at an average of 18.18.
Moreover the team finished second-last, at the eighth position, in the points table. Meanwhile in the match against MI, Sangakkara took a tough call and benched himself at the iconic Wankhede Stadium.
In his place Cameron White took over. However the decision didn’t do any good as Deccan Chargers lost by 5 wickets after getting bowled out for 100 runs. Later White praised Sangakkara’s selfless act and said it was done with coach Darren Lehmann’s permission.