Hyderabad Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said after winning the Indian Premier League-X Highvelt final with just 1 run of the final ball, the decision to give an experienced bowler like veteran last-ball Lasith Malinga was correct.
Rohit, who is known as ‘Hitman’, said on the last over strategy after the match that I was considering giving the last over to the hearty Pandya, but I wanted to hand over the ball to a bowler who, in the first place, Have done Lasith Malinga is a champion and is also very experienced. He has been performing brilliantly for many years for the team.
To win, Chennai needed 9 runs in the last 6 balls. Malinga’s first ball was run out for 1. Ravindra Jadeja stole a single on the second ball. Shane Watson scored two runs on the third ball but Watson was run out in an attempt to take the second ball off the fourth ball.
Chennai needed 4 runs for 2 balls now. Score score of 148 runs from 2 runs on the 5th ball. Now 1 ball and Chennai needed 2 runs. But Malinga drank Shardul Thakur on the last ball and dumped Mumbai in a celebration.
After winning the exciting match, Rohit said that we did a fantastic performance throughout the tournament, due to which we managed to stay in the top position in the points table. We had planned to divide the tournament into two parts.
Whatever we did, we did it as a team and we got the result as a win.
On the team’s performance, the captain said that there are 25 players in our team. All the players played an important role at some point of time.
Support staff also did great work. Our bowling is particularly amazing. The bowlers did a lot of hard work and made significant contributions to make us return to every match. All the bowlers took charge of their responsibility which benefited us.
He said that I am learning something in every fight. The credit goes to the team as well, because without his performance the captain is useless.