Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a one-sided IPL 2018 final on Sunday (May 27) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to lift their third IPL title.
CSK chased down the target of 179 with ease, thanks to 117* from Shane Watson. MS Dhoni led his troops brilliantly despite a formidable SRH doing their best in the all important final match. His leadership was top notch during the whole tournament, right from the first match at the same venue, when Dwayne Bravo engineered the great escape against MI.
MS Dhoni himself had a great tournament with the bat and scored 455 runs in 16 matches with a best of 79* and strike rate of 150.66. He led from the front and even has some of the newest tricks up his sleeve, as sending Harbhajan Singh and Deepak Chahar before specialist batsmen to counter seam and swing of KXIP bowlers in one of the league matches.
Chennai Super Kings players celebrated the IPL title win with gusto and took to Twitter in order to share their feelings.
Here are some tweets:
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
#WhistlePodu! We are the #IPL2018 Champions!! This win is for you fans.. You have also stuck by me after I got injured & have motivated me to get fit soon.Thank you for your love & support! It all began at Wankhede & it’s a great feeling to lift the Trophy here. #CSK @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/aDGsbRViox— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) 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