On Tuesday, after the Chennai Super Kings, The Mumbai Indians have become the second franchises to win the two-to-two Indian Premier League title in the IPL 2020 final in Dubai.
Delighted with his team’s evolving victory, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said he always wanted to get in the habit of winning and could not ask for more from his players.
Rohit was involved in a huge mix-up in the middle While He played a match-winning knock, scoring a fluent 51-ball 68, which cost them a wicket of one of the most consistent batsmen Suryakumar Yadav. Rohit played a straight fielder ball and decided to steal a quick single despite Suryakumar’s reluctance. Despite Rohit’s weak verdict, Suryakumar Yadav sacrificed his wicket so that his captain could continue batting.
When asked about the incident, Rohit praised Suryakumar’s selfless moves and added that he should sacrifice his wicket to stay in the middle of what Rohit himself was like.
Rohit said at the post-match presentation, “Surya is a more matured player. The kind of form he was in, I should have sacrificed my wicket for Surya,”.
Despite losing to Suryakumar cheaply, the Mumbai Indians chased down a total of five off eight balls and won their fifth IPL title.
When asked the secret behind the team’s success, the most decorated leader of the IPL said that his preparations start well even before the IPL starts and his support staff is constantly trying behind the scenes to keep everything in place.
Praising the support staff of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma said, “I’m quite happy with how things went the whole season. We said at the start that we need the winning habit. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, right on the money from ball 1 and we never looked back. I think a lot of credit goes to the people who worked behind the scenes — often they go unnoticed. Our work started long before the IPL started, and we wanted to make sure we filled the gaps in previous seasons,”.
Rohit has given Mumbai five titles in the last eight seasons and talking about his leadership skills, the 33-year-old opener said his job is to find the right balance in the team and get the best out of the players he has.
Mumbai Indians went into the game with a change, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar off-spinner Jayant Yadav made his way and Rohit also influence the decision.
He explained”I had to find the balance to get the best out of them. I’m not someone who can run behind them with a stick, and it’s important to instill confidence in the players. Krunal, Hardik, and Pollard have done their job for a long time, they know their roles. Rahul missed out today, and we need to make sure we put an arm around him and assure him that he didn’t do anything wrong and that it was a tactical move,”.
Iyer said “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,”.
He concluded, “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,”.