Elated at lifting the IPL trophy for record fourth time, several key players from the Mumbai Indians squad said, ‘Our dream has come true’.
Actually, we were told we might lose this as we had won three times already, but I said no, we have won three times and we will make it four. I think the credit goes to the coaching staff and Mahela in particular. As I said in the last game, before making my debut, I had Mumbai Indians as the wallpaper in my mobile phone, three titles in five years, I’m living my dream. The focus was on the IPL until now and it will now turn towards the World Cup.
Of course, these sort are the games we need to perform in, these are the games that people remember, scoring runs first in the final is always good, the pressure is on the chasing team. Credit to these guys, Bumrah bowled a fine spell and then Lasith did the things he can do. In 2017, when we see back at that game (against RPS in the final), we didn’t put many runs and it went to the final over, this season too we had some really close games. It’s the teams that do not put pressure on themselves that can become champions at the end of the tournament.
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. 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.
It was too close. What an unbelievable game and to win over CSK is really special. It’s a dream come true for us from our childhood days we wanted to play at a good level playing for the country and playing the IPL for such a big franchise. When we were not playing also Mumbai Indians was our dream team. To represent them and win the finals like this is great. I want to mention the way Hardik played this season is amazing. I don’t need to look elsewhere to learn and improve.