Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten 117 as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to win their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title in a spectacular return from a two-year corruption ban.
The 36-year-old Australian hit eight sixes and 11 fours in his stunning 57 ball innings as Chennai took just 18.3 overs to overcome Hyderabad´s 178-6 in 20 overs.
Chennai finished on 181-2 to crush their opponents by eight wickets at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium which was packed with more than 33,000 people.
Post-win, the CSK players took to various social media platforms to share the feelings with their fans.
Here’s how CSK players reacted on social media after winning the IPL 2018 title:
Cannot express my feelings! It's been a wonderful season for us & a fitting finish by @ShaneRWatson33. A well constructed innings from him today & inspiring captaincy from @msdhoni right from game one takes us to our 3rd title.A big thank you to all our supporters🙏#WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/lZfWqUWi9j
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 27, 2018
Excited to be going home after 7 weeks at the IPL… Was really good being back at @ChennaiIPL this year. What a franchise it has been over the years. Proud to be part of another trophy with CSK 🏆
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) May 28, 2018
A big thank you to the #YellowArmy for your immense support! 💛 You are the best fans anyone can ask for! Thank you for believing in us, for not losing hope during out difficult days, and for being a part of the wonderful journey this season. @ChennaiIPL #WhistlePodu pic.twitter.com/cDe0vGYKtY
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 28, 2018
— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) May 27, 2018
— Murali Vijay (@mvj888) May 27, 2018
@ChennaiIPL IPL 2018 Champions!! Thank you to everybody involved with this amazing franchise, you have made this such an incredible experience. To the best fans in the world, thank you! Hopefully see you again! #WhistlePodu #IPLfinal2018 #IPL #CSKFamily #CSK pic.twitter.com/Jd7IKSXbI4
— David Willey (@david_willey) May 28, 2018
Yen iniya tamil makkaley vandhom vendrom sendrom adutha varudam varuvom velvom selvom.ungal anbukkum atharavukkum mikka nandri vidai perugiren ungal nenaivugalodu @ChennaiIPL #eduda vandiya poduda whistle
— Imran Tahir (@ImranTahirSA) May 28, 2018
IPL champions 😎❤ pic.twitter.com/Ib7lKQkyWI
— Lungi Ngidi (@NgidiLungi) May 27, 2018