The CSK skipper also said if any team deserved to win the IPL 2021 title it was KKR and also pointed out that the break helped the Eoin Morgan side.
Outplayed by very good CSK, Russell missed final as he was still at risk: KKR coach Brendon McCullum
MCullum also stated that explosive batter Andre Russell could not make the XI despite working hard to be match-fit after a hamstring injury.
Fleming said that all the four IPL titles are special to him but the current one holds greater significance as it was bagged by an ageing side, who were written off at the start of the tournament.
Watson said that 'Dhoni just knows how to continuously bring an environment together and get the best out of the players'.
The IPL 2021 has been played in two parts this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and after a long wait, the final is finally here.
KKR had won two games in the IPL 2021 during the first half but the side came back with strong performances in the UAE leg to qualify for the playoffs.
Franchise hasn’t reinvented the wheel but tweaks in the batting department has allowed them to stay ahead of the game
Morgan's Kolkata resumed the tournament seventh out of the eight teams, but went on to win five out of seven games to reach the playoffs.
While captain Eoin Morgan's form remains a concern for the team on fire, KKR, MS Dhoni's finish against the Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 has given CSK a boost ahead of the final.
CSK has three titles with five final defeats while KKR has won both their finals under the mercurial Gautam Gambhir.
KKR struggled to finish the game after solid chase led by openers Venkatesh Iyer (55), Shubman Gill (46)