Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians have defeated Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in Dubai today to lift their IPL trophy for the 5th time. What a team and what a win. MI today showcased how big teams play on big occasions. A complete team performance. It would not be wrong to say MI are on a road to greatness.
The legacy of Mumbai Indians continues, people said MI could only win in odd years, but they proved everyone wrong. This team is full of sheer match winners, this team is full of champions, a word that goes with this team is Invincible. Winning the title 5 times in 2013, 15,19 and 20, this is something teams could only dream of.
Every player senior or junior contributed to the team in every way possible. At no point of time during the tournament, MI was seen out of place. Rohit Sharma and his boys completely dominated this tournament. IPL is an emperor, and MI are the kings. While we see teams over dependency on few big players, for MI their domestic players always contributed to the win.
Two young Mumbai Indians batsmen Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are among the top runs getters in this year’s IPL. In every match, Mumbai Indians had a different hero, this proves that this team plays as an unit. When the tournament began, MI was being considered one of favourites but no one had imagined that their will be such a big difference between MI and other teams.
The belief and the confidence that the franchise shows on their players is incredible. The legend Rohit Sharma has once again proved why he is one of the best captain in shorter format. The most successful captain of IPL has played a Captain’s knock today. His knock of 68 runs helped MI to a clinical win. On big day, the big match player proved his worth and temperament. Credit should also be given to Trent Bolt, for giving his team the foundation. His early breakthroughs helped MI to restrict DC to 156 runs at the end of 20 overs.
On Delhi’s part, the team succumbed to the pressure. In the first 5 overs, DC were pushed to backfoot. But youngsters Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer raised up on the big occasion and took their team to a fightable score. However at end of the first innings MI again fought back and kept Delhi 20-30 runs short.
DC have played good Cricket in this tournament. Two of the most deserving team played the finals and the best team won the tournament. This year’s IPL holds an extremely special place in everyone’s heart. The credit should go to BCCI, IPL Governing Council, Franchises, Player and all the stakeholders for making it happen.
With this IPL 2020 comes to an end. This has been the most competitive and most watched IPL tournament of all time. During this unprecedented times, IPL came as a hope to all of us. Made many of us happy and many cry. No matter who won, it’s the victory of the game and India.