Suryakumar Yadav has stated that the Indian Premier League final between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings was perfect and this is how the side wanted to win. Sunday’s encounter turned out as expected as it was a nail-biting contest between the two best sides of the league.
The Indian Premier League final was not for the faint hearted as it went down till the last ball and Mumbai Indians finally trumped Chennai Super Kings by a margin of one run. Suryakumar Yadav could only manage 15 runs in 17 balls before being bowled over by Imran Tahir but he has been in fine form for MI this season by notching up 424 runs. He felt that the team culture has enabled them to emerge as champions.
“I think it was a very exciting game. Perfect final. We wanted this to happen at the end of the season. Most importantly the process that we follow before the tournament starts. That I feel is the key which takes the team forward and wins you titles,” said the Mumbai batsman after the match, reported Cricbuzz.
Ishan Kishan could not contribute much with the bat as he only scored 23 off 26 balls but the Jharkhand batsman’s direct hit to run out MS Dhoni in the 13th over, bowled by Hardik Pandya, was the game changing moment of the match. He reckoned that the Mumbai based franchise are known for their comebacks and singled out Hardik’s three run over for bringing them back in the game.
“I think this is the best part of T20. Mumbai Indians are known to make comebacks and we did just that. We lost a few moments, but Hardik got us back with a good over. We created half-chances and that is the most important thing for us,” he said.
Jasprit Bumrah had only given five runs and had even dismissed Ambati Rayudu in his first two overs. He came back into the attack when 42 runs were required off 24 balls and only gave four runs in that over, followed by Dwayne Bravo’s dismissal in the 19th over. Kishan was confident that the India pacer would win the match for MI.
“Bumrah is an excellent bowler - I knew he would bowl ten in 12 balls, when I asked him while standing at point how many overs he had to bowl, he said two, and I was confident we were going to win after that,” signed off the 20-year-old.
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