IPL 2018: List of all the Winners

Tanya Simon
June 2, 2018

The Dhoni-led team which made a comeback after a two years ban has scripted history and won the IPL 2018.

Fleming said shifting their home base out of Chennai because of the Cauvery issue was one of the tougher things for the team. Considering Kane Williamson was in good form and they had a lot of middle-order batsmen who are right-handers, MS Dhoni wanted a bowler [Karn Sharma, who played ahead of Harbhajan] who can take the ball away. "So what you tell yourselves is that they have to commit and try, but there's no point getting injured for a single", said Dhoni. Similarly 37 year old Shane Watson scored two centuries for CSK, Dwayne Bravo nearing his 35th birthday pulled CSK out of jail in the starting stages of the tournament with his blitzkrieg 63 off 38 balls against Mumbai Indians.

"It's been a special season to be honest".

On his Sunday's innings, where the Australian produced a masterclass against one of the best bowling attack in the league, the 36-year-old said: "After those first ten balls I was only hoping to catch up to at least a run-a-ball". It gives me plenty of time to recover.

"I feel it's a really good batting effort".

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He also said he was happy with the way CSK pacers Lungi Ngidi and Shardul Thakur bowled towards the end.

"Stephen Fleming and M.S. Dhoni have been looking after me really well and I am really glad to contribute like I did tonight", he added. SRH, who batted first scored 178 in 20 overs for the loss six wickets.

"We thought it'll be a competitive total, but the pitch did hold a bit". We always said experience will help in crunch times. But hats off to Shane Watson.

"It's (loss) frustrating, because we played some really good cricket for the large part". But they showed that experience is a must when it comes to a grueling competition like the Indian Premier League. The boys are hurting at the moment, but we've fought hard.

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