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Watson batted with bleeding knee in IPL final

Watson batted with bleeding knee in IPL final
Shane Watson’s blood-stained trousers during the IPL final. file

New Delhi, May 14

Shane Watson batted with an injured and bleeding knee in the IPL final against Mumbai Indians, an act which earned him effusive praise from the fans. While his blood-stained trousers were missed by the TV crew, his IPL teammate Harbhajan Singh revealed that the Australian required six stitches after the game, which Chennai Super Kings lost by just one run. 

Harbhajan posted a picture of Watson on his Instagram page, revealing the blood stains on his left knee as he played. “Can you guys see the blood on his knee? He got six stitches after the game. Got injured while diving but continued to bat without telling anyone,” wrote the Indian off-spinner on Instagram. 

Run-out

Watson was run out in the last over after scoring 80 but it proved insufficient in the end. Later, the same picture was released by CSK on its official Twitter handle, prompting fans to appreciate his commitment. A lot of  CSK fans said they want Watson to come back as opener next season. — PTI

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