Mumbai: While Shane Watson was the star performer as Chennai Super Kings completed a fairy-tale Indian Premier League (IPL) comeback, winning the IPL 2018 title, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in final here on Sunday, SRH too had a tournament to remember.
Although captain Kane Williamson could not tame MS Dhoni and his men, he had a rich run with the bat, amassing 735 runs to end as the season's highest run-getter to win the Orange Cap.
Willamson had replaced the suspended David Warner as captain just ahead of the IPL.
The New Zealander was disappointed that the team could not win the all important final after posting 178 for six.
"We thought it'll be a competitive total, but the pitch did hold a bit. We saw that in our first five-six overs, and for the large part of the game, we were doing okay. But hats off to Shane Watson. You do have to congratulate CSK," he said.
"It's (loss) frustrating, because we played some really good cricket for the large part. (Today it) Wasn't to be, and they certainly showed their experience. The boys are hurting at the moment, but we've fought hard. A shame not to come across the line, but (there are) a lot of positives," he concluded.