Shane Watson played an incredible knock in their match against KXIP to break CSK’s losing streak of 3 matches. After the match, he extended his gratitude to CSK management for keeping faith in him despite poor performance in the last few matches. In their match last night, KXIP had won the toss and chosen to bat first, at the Dubai International stadium.
KL Rahul went and scored 63 runs and was the highest run-getter for KXIP. They set up a target of 179 for CSK, which openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis got to with ease. A stunning unbeaten knock from Shane Watson (83) and Faf du Plessis (87) took CSK to the target of 179 with 14 balls left. CSK won the match by 10 wickets.
What Fleming and MS Dhoni do, it is incredible: Shane Watson
Shane Watson was all praises for his head coach Stephen Fleming and skipper Dhoni for their belief in the players. Watson said they both know if they keep their faith in the players a little longer things will definitely and change.
“What Fleming and MS Dhoni do, it is incredible. They trust the players, they trust the quality and caliber of their players. They know if they keep the faith, the things will certainly change,” Watson told Faf du Plessis in a video uploaded on iplt20.com.
I love batting with Faf, I do believe that we complement each other really well: Shane Watson
The 39-year-old veteran batsman said he had a good time sharing the pitch with Du Plessis and believes that they both compliment each other really well. He mentioned the change in mindset was a key to their win.
“It was nice to spend some time with my good mate Faf in the middle. It is amazing how a little change in mindset can make a big difference in getting things moving. It was nice to get some winning momentum. The faith that CSK continues to show in their players goes a long way. I love batting with Faf, I do believe that we compliment each other really well,” he added.
CSK team now stands at the sixth spot on the IPL points table with two wins in five matches. They will next play KKR on October 7 at the Dubai International Stadium.