'IPL is a funny tournament', says MI captain Rohit Sharma after defeating KKR

May 06 2019 11:54 AM
'IPL is a funny tournament', says MI captain Rohit Sharma after defeating KKR

Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.  With this victory, MI finished on top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. MI Skipper Rohit called IPL a funny tournament in which any team can win on any day.

In post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit Sharma said, "IPL is a funny tournament, any team can beat the other on a day and we want to take few tiny steps.”

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Rohit further said, "It is something we know about the IPL that the business end matters, we always come back well in the second half of this tournament. In all the three trophies that we've won, the boys have picked themselves up in the business end.” 

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Talking about match, it was a one-sided affair at the Wankhede Stadium as KKR, who were in a do-or-die situation, failed to put on a show against the hosts. Chris Lynn scored a quickfire 41 off 29 deliveries to get KKR off to a flyer as he combined with Shubman Gill (9) to post a 49-run stand for the first wicket. However, post the duo's departure Mumbai Indians bowlers trook wickets at regular intervals and restricted KKR on 133/7 in 20 overs.  In second Inning, Mumbai Indians openers made the light work of the chase as Rohit slammed an unbeaten half-century and combined with Quinton de Kock (30 off 23) to post a 46-run stand for the opening wicket. Suryakumar Yadav scored 46 off 27 deliveries as Mumbai Indians to achieve the target.

 

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