Been good season for us: Moody
Shane Watson bludgeoned the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack to help Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket victory in Sunday's final and also their third IPL crown.
- Published 29.05.18
Mumbai: Shane Watson bludgeoned the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack to help Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket victory in Sunday's final and also their third IPL crown.
However, Sunrisers head coach Tom Moody feels it wouldn't be fair to blame his bowlers as Watson deserved all the credit for his fabulous knock.
"Well, if you ask me, I would say this season has been really good for us. We had a few setbacks early on, but in general, we were exceptional.
"We did well at home and away. And yes, we've lost a few, but that's a reflection of how good and competitive the tournament is. The losses, in fact, allowed us to rejig.," Moody said after the defeat to Super Kings at the Wankhede.
Moody was, obviously, all praise for captain Kane Williamson, who turned out to be the top scorer of IPL XI. "Kane has shown the cricketing world that he can play all three formats with utmost authority.
"And when he's captain, every team is very lucky. We're fortunate to have him in our squad. He has truly been wonderful right throughout the tournament."
Moody lavished praise on the other match-winner for the Sunrisers, Rashid Khan, who finished as the second highest among wicket-takers (21 wickets).
"Rashid is a terrific cricketer. Not just in India, but everybody in the cricketing world has fallen in love with him.
"Not just his bowling, but we also saw what a flash he had with the bat in Calcutta (in Qualifier II). His commitment in the field too is great," Moody emphasised.
Talking about Watson's super knock, Moody termed it as 'special.' "All of us saw something special in the final. Watson's innings was certainly out of the box."