Mumbai: Shane Watson's sensational knock ensured Chennai Super Kings chased down a challenging 179-run target with ease and clinched their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, beating Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2018 final here on Sunday.
It was a memorable tournament for the 36-year-old Australian, who ended with 555 runs including two centuries and as many half centuries.
"It's been a special season to be honest. To get a special season especially after the last season with RCB. It means a lot to be with a franchise like CSK. After those first ten balls I was only hoping to catch up to at least a run-a-ball," said Watson.
Watson battled pain and injury to take the team home.
"The good thing is that I wouldn't be playing for the next three-four months; feels great. It gives me plenty of time to recover. Throughout the back end of the tournament I was hanging on for dear life, Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni have been looking after me really well and I am really glad to contribute like I did tonight," he added.