I don’t think I will bowl much for CSK this IPL: Watson
Back-to-back victories for Chennai Super Kings put them to the top of the points table. First against Royal Challengers Bangalore and now against Delhi Capitals. It’s just the kind of start that CSK franchise and the fans wanted. In the IPL opener at MA Chidambaram stadium, the wicket was not so good and as a result, it was a low-scoring fixture. But in the second game at Feroz Shah Kotla, the fans got some visual treat to watch.
Delhi Capitals might have pulled off a spectacular win against Mumbai Indians but their prowess was nowhere to be seen against the CSK as they couldn’t catch up the pace. Delhi posted 147/6 in their quota of overs setting up an easy or rather tricky target for CSK.
It was Shane Watson who hammered the balls with such ease with hope of finishing the game quickly. His 26-ball 44 was scintillating to watch as his innings comprised as many as 4 fours and 3 sixes. Then he was stumped out by Rishabh Pant from Amit Mishra’s bowling. After top order collapsed, MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav aced the chase as CSK won by 6 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
Wicket was a little better than Chennai: Watson
Watson missed out on a well-deserved half-century by six runs but his candid knock was more than enough for him to earn the man of the match award. Speaking at the post-match presentation after receiving the award and cheque, Watson said that the wicket was a little better than the first match. “It was a little better than Chennai, the wicket (laughs). It was a bit slow, so it was nice to get a few out of the middle,” he added.
He also highlighted that he will not be able to bowl much for the team this season just because that he suffered an injury during the Big Bash League, which means he is only concentrating on his batting. He also expressed his joy in reuniting with CSK guys once again.
“I don’t think I will bowl much. I got a calf injury leading up to the Big Bash. So I’m just trying to fit enough for my batting. It was great to be able to reconnect with the Chennai guys again so it’s great to be here again,” Watson concluded at the post-match presentation.