He might not be in the Playing XI for the World Cup but can definitely make an impact if given an opportunity during the course of the tournament.
The MI vs CSK IPL 2019 Final attracted massive eyeballs all across the world, with Hotstar recording 18.6 million concurrent viewers on the platform, the highest for a live streaming platform in the world.
Watson and du Plessis were both stranded. The premier Indian pacer produced 13 dot balls in his testing overs.
While the bowlers were exceptional, the batsmen could have done better, felt Fleming.
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Before that Bumrah kept Mumbai in the hunt with his tidy overs and two wickets as he got rid of Dwayne Bravo and Ambati Rayudu. In fact, the gesture from Thakur left Rohit Sharma shell shocked and he was seen objecting to it. De Kock couldn't believe what he had done and Rohit Sharma was looking as helpless as a kitten up a tree. Bravo returned impressive figures of 2/19 from his four overs. Add to that the overthrows and the byes, MI were extremely sloppy. He was ably supported by fellow quick Deepak Chahar, spinners Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja who all claimed two wickets each.
"I could take a couple more balls to find my feet". His first opportunity came in the fifteenth over when Imran Tahir didn't land, and Pollard duly sent it on its way into the sight-screen. However, in an attempt to launch his fifth six, he was done in by the pace of Thakur and gloves a pull to Dhoni.
It was a brilliant a comeback from Chahar after being hit for 20 in his previous over and credit to Dhoni for bringing him back into the attack and keeping the faith in the team's most successful pacer this season.
Shane Watson, meanwhile, was grateful for the faith CSK had reposed in him. Watson's knock waswell-constructed; he was 42 from 42 balls at the start of the sixteenth over, at which point he stepped on the accelerator. Couldn't have asked for more after 31 last-over finishes this season. "The best is yet to come". Of all the people, Quinton de Kock behind the stumps failed to collect a Bumrah bouncer and the ball raced away for a boundary. CSK needed 17 runs from the last 10 balls, and despite the steady fall of wickets, it seemed like they would win the game after a slow start.
Shane Watson's 80 took Chennai to the verge of victory, but needing nine to win off the last over, he was run out.