Shane Watson played one of the best innings of his IPL career in the last night game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The right hand batsman smashed 96 runs off 53 balls to lead CSK to another win in the tournament. With this victory, the defending champions have reclaimed the top spot in the ongoing edition.
During the chase, Rashid Khan tried to intimidate Shane Watson and the result was shattering for the star spinner.
He ended up giving 44 runs from his four overs, his worst figures in IPL 2019, as CSK won the game by six wickets.
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Soon after the match, Rashid was criticized for his on-field behavior and Twitter was flooded with memes involving Watson and Rashid Khan.
Watson vs Rashid Khan yesterday: pic.twitter.com/XA4lXr2Npy
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Rashid khan started and Watson ended pic.twitter.com/CbZ4eJwh0K
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Watson, who hit nine fours and six sixes, was pleased with his effort. "I was due for runs, that's for sure," he said. "I can't thank (coach) Stephen Fleming and (skipper) MS Dhoni enough for their belief in me. Most of the teams I've played in, I would have been dropped by now but they showed the trust in me."