The Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) achieved the ultimate glory for the record fourth time after eclipsing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by a run in the high-voltage final clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday (May 11). With this victory, the Mumbai-based franchisee also became the most successful franchise in the history of the tournament. Rohit has also enjoyed the maximum success as a captain in the history of the IPL as he has played four finals and has won each of them.
Mumbai got off to a flying start in the powerplay, but the CSK bowlers pulled things back brilliantly well. However, eventually MI did manage to reach a fighting first innings total. While in the second innings, Shane Watson for the second consecutive time in an IPL final produced a staggering performance. But in the end, the CSK opener failed to take his team over the finishing line.
After the match, MI skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that he feels very much fortunate to have a team like that. He mentioned that the players’ believe in each other’s abilities. He also heaped praises on the support staff for their planning and strategies which has been very good.
“I am fortunate enough to have a team like that. We do believe in each other’s ability and that is very important. We believe in planning the strategies and luckily for me, I have a staff around me which is good at doing that. I am a firm believer of planning,” quoted Rohit Sharma.
You have to go with a plan
“Whatever game you play, you have to go with a plan and have some sort of strategies around the opposition. You need to be little dynamic, you need to be different in terms of what you want to achieve on the field,” Rohit added.
I wanted to go with the experience
Rohit Sharma, addressed the media reporters during the post-match press conference and revealed what was going in his mind when he handed the penultimate final over to Lasith Malinga. The veteran fast bowler had already conceded a total of 42 runs and thus, he was under immense pressure. However, he redeemed himself in an amazing manner by defending 9 runs in the final over to hand Mumbai its fourth title.