CSK IPL Champion: In the final of IPL 2021 (IPL 2021), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) once again won the title, maintaining their reign. In this spectacular match, under the leadership of captain MS Dhoni, CSK won their fourth IPL title by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs. Along with this, CSK also avenged the defeat in the 2012 season at the hands of KKR. Talk about the trend of the last few years, in the IPL final, CSK’s innings has been dominated by Overseas Players.
In the year 2018, former Australian batsman Shane Watson won the title for CSK by scoring a brilliant century. At the same time, in 2019 too, Watson played a brilliant innings and almost won his team the title. This year this work has been done by Faf Du Plessis. Apart from this, Moeen Ali also played an explosive innings.
Hero du Plessis was the winner of Chennai’s victory in the 2021 match. First, he made an opening partnership of 61 runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad (32 runs). After that, he along with Robin Uthappa (31 runs in 15 balls) and Moeen Ali (37 runs in 20 balls) took the team to a big score of 192 runs. Du Plessis remained unbeaten and played a brilliant innings of 86 runs for CSK in this match. Du Plessis was also adjudged the Player of the Match for this exceptional performance.
Watson single-handedly won the title for CSK in 2018
In the year 2018 too, CSK had captured the IPL title. The final played this year is known for the innings of Australian legend Shane Watson. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had given a target of 179 runs to CSK in this match. Watson, who came for the opening, while batting unilaterally in this match, got rid of the sweat of the Hyderabad bowlers. He scored a brilliant century in his unbeaten innings at a superb strike rate of 205.2. Watson played an unbeaten 117 runs in 57 balls in this match. His innings included 11 fours and 8 huge sixes. Thanks to this brilliant century from Watson, CSK captured their third IPL title this year.
In 2019 too, Watson almost made CSK the champion
In the IPL final of the year 2019, Mumbai Indians (MI) had given a target of 150 runs to CSK. Chasing the score was not easy on this very difficult Hyderabad pitch for batting. None of the CSK batsmen could stay on the crease. However, Shane Watson single-handedly held the innings and took the team almost close to victory. Watson played a brilliant innings of 80 runs in 59 balls in this match. In the end, CSK’s team needed four runs to win off three balls. However, then unfortunately Watson was run out. In the end, his team lost this close match by just one run.