I’m not running behind my players with the stick in hand: Rohit Sharma after the IPL 2020 final

Rohit Sharma believes that his leadership style is not dictatorial, which is precisely the reason for the Mumbai Indians’ tremendous success in the Indian Premier League.

An incomparable Rohit led the front in the demolition of Delhi capitals by reigning champions Mumbai Indians in the clash atop the short-form extravagance here on Tuesday, giving them an unprecedented fifth title.

“I am not someone who will run with a stick behind someone. The only way to do that is to give them confidence. So you have to find that right balance, ”Rohit said during the post-match presentation ceremony, when asked what kind of captain he is.

The humble chef remembered the backstage staff and praised them for their work behind the scenes.

“We couldn’t ask for anything more, straight for the money from the first ball and we never looked back. I think the people who worked behind the scenes owe a lot of credit – they often go unnoticed.

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“Our work started long before the start of the IPL and we wanted to make sure we filled in the gaps from previous seasons,” Rohit added.

Skipper Rohit led ahead with a 68 balls of 51 as MI chased a 157 target 18.4 overs, after Trent Boult (3/30) reduced the Capitals to 22 for three with an excellent bowling display quick.

Rohit regretted the exit of the entrance of Suryakumar Yadav which looked in good condition.

“The kind of shape he was in, I should have sacrificed my wicket for Surya. But throughout the tournament, he played incredible shots.

The entire tournament took place behind closed doors in the United Arab Emirates amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Unfortunately, we couldn’t have the fans at the stadium. We missed playing at Wankhede and hope to be able to go back next year, ”Rohit said.

Thanks to the pandemic, the lucrative event unfolded without its usual glamor and glamor.

Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said winning the title remains his goal, after making his first final after 12 attempts.

“The IPL always amazes you, it’s one of the hardest leagues to play. I’m overwhelmed to be a part of it, and I’m really proud of my boys, the way they played to reach the final, it’s not easy.

Iyer was happy to have reached the shock at the top and thinks winning would have been icing on the cake.

“Winning the IPL would have been better, but we’ll make sure we lift the trophy next year,” said Shreyas.

He also praised coach Ricky Ponting for his valuable advice.

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“The freedom he gives us is exceptional. The way he motivates the players is just amazing. His team meetings and motivational speeches are pretty amazing, ”said Shreyas.

The man of the match, Trent Boult, who caught up to DC with his first strikes, was happy to have delivered despite a niggle in the preparation.

“It’s been a good few months which has given the franchise a good start. With everything going on, I was greeted on the side. To have crossed the line, it was worth it.

Boult knew what his mandate was.

“Just another game, and I clearly knew what to do. I tried to take a few wickets at the start, to swing the new ball a bit, it was my role in the side, ”said Boult.

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