Shane Watson heroic with the bat win CSK their 3rd IPL championship
Vivo IPL 2018 final witness sensational, emotional and prolific performance from most experience team in IPL 11 Chennai Super Kings also used to call daddy team due to their 30 plus age factor. CSK clinch their 3rd IPL title and 1st in 7 years. Lucky 7 works again in the favor of MS Dhoni. The final ended with the one-way affair as Shane Watson flourish with his unbeaten 117 runs in just 57 balls after the initial slow start to demolish SRH bowling attack.
Chennai Super Kings showed the world what this yellow jersey meant to them. Whoever plays in the CSK he himself connect to the team atmosphere. Shane Watson, Sam Billings, Lungi Ngidi and Ambati Raydu showed it with their performances for CSK in IPL 11.
However many former players and cricket analyst got wrong as they predict before the start of the tournament that CSK would not qualify for the playoffs.
Many peoples also criticise their squad selection as they go after Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh and many other players who were at the wrong side of 30’s. But as you know the team culture of CSK and Captain cool support aspired every player to give their best. We have already seen it in the past with Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum and now Watson showed his skills at top of the order.
MS Dhoni biggest quality as a captain, he knows how to use his players, How to bring best out of them. We all know Rayudu, Harbhajan, Watson, Chahar are those players who played limited cricket for their previous franchises in last season of IPL.
RCB used Watson as a finisher against his natural instinct, he failed to impress. Franchise released him.
Rayudu almost lost his confidence and place for MI last year. They also released him. same case with the Harbhajan and Chahar. It didn’t mean that players performed badly the important thing is other franchises didn’t use them effectively.
CSK grabbed all these players and determine their position and responsibility. Filled them with confidence and pride as they are playing for the best team of the IPL.
CSK biggest strength in winning Vivo IPL 2018
Chennai super kings have multiple match winners. Each match that they win while chasing the target they had a new hero. From Dawane Bravo, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Faf Duplessis and now Shane Watson has been doing the job for CSK single-handedly. Apart from this have a lot of experience as 7 out of 11 players who were constantly played for CSK this season has been a part of IPL for more than 10 years.
Brief Score :
SRH 178/6 (20.0 Ovs)
CSK 181/2 (18.3 Ovs)