IPL 2020: MI Wins Against DC, Rohit Sharma And Shreyas Iyer Open Up About Final Match
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Mumbai Indians became the second franchise to win two back-to - back Indian Premier League titles after Chennai Super Kings as they beat Delhi Capitals on Tuesday in the IPL 2020 final in Dubai by five wickets. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, pleased with his side's record-extending victory, said they always tried to make their habit win and he couldn't have asked his players for more. Though Rohit played a match-winning knock, scoring a fluent 51-ball 68, he was involved in the middle of a massive mix-up that cost them the wicket of one of Suryakumar Yadav's most reliable batsmen. Rohit had played the ball straight to the fielder and, despite Suryakumar 's hesitation, decided to snatch a fast single. Suryakumar Yadav sacrificed his wicket, amid Rohit's poor judgement, so that his skipper could continue to bat on. When asked about the incident, Rohit complimented Suryakumar's unselfish gesture that he should have sacrificed his wicket to hold him in the centre of the kind of shape he was in Rohit himself.

Losing skipper Shreyas Iyer said that he was proud of the hard work his players put into reaching the final, despite the outcome not going their way. He also thanked head coach Ricky Ponting for allowing him the opportunity to be in the middle of his work. "Ricky, the amount of freedom he gives us is outstanding. The way he motivates players is simply amazing. His team meetings and motivational speeches it quite incredible. The IPL always amazes you, it's one of the toughest leagues to play. I'm overwhelmed to be part of it, and I'm really proud of my boys, the way they have played to reach the final, it's not easy," Iyer said. "Winning the IPL would have been better, but we will see to it that we lift the trophy next year. I would like to thank our fans, and we're thankful for all the support that has been showered on us throughout the season," he concluded.

11 Nov, 2020 0 167
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