Rohit Sharma lifted the trophy as he marked history by leading Mumbai Indians to the championship on Tuesday. The MI Captain seemed satisfied with how the whole season went for MI, and he made one clear thing in the very beginning – Sharma wanted to make winning a habit.
It was their fifth time to earn the title, and they faced the Delhi Capitals for the first time in final. Rohit Sharma said, “We analyse what went wrong, what needs to improved, stuff like that. You’ve got to find the right balance where you need to stay calm [as a leader].”
“I’m not someone who’ll run with a stick behind someone. The only way you can do it is by giving them confidence.”
“If you look at our batting, between Hardik, Krunal and Polly, we’ve been rotating them. In the bowling dept. too we try what works with us – Chahar was unfortunate, we needed Jayant tactically.”
Bowling has been one of the strong sides fuelling the team, and Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah require special mentions. Rahul Chahar came off as a dynamic spinner who knows how to take wickets and retain runs.
The Mumbai Indians had all the opportunities in their hands throughout the season and is regarded as one of the most successful IPL teams. On the contrary, it took 13 years for DC to reach anywhere near the trophy.
The bowlers have been the backbone for their place in the finals – Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada turned out to be nightmares for the batsmen.
Even though Rohit Sharma bags his sixth IPL trophy (while giving a rise to a debate: his captaincy vs. Kohli’s captaincy), the cricket fanatics wait to see MI and DC in a new form, in the next year.