An insatiable thirst for success, the drive to put in the extra yards and hard work on the serious stuff resulted in an unprecedented fifth IPL title for the Mumbai Indians, the players responsible for the triumph said after a clinical demolition of the capitals of Delhi in the final. .
Opener Quinton de Kock said after the final, “Mumbai has a great setup so we were able to move with work, training and everything in the gym. We are reaping the rewards today. It’s a great feeling.
“I think this year, because there were so many questions around Mumbai in general, if we can win back-to-back, we went the extra mile. You can see it paid off. We worked really hard on the nitty gritties.
While last year’s one-round victory over the Chennai Super Kings was an absolute cliffhanger, skipper Rohit Sharma took a walk in the park this year for Mumbai as he chased the 157 goal in 18, 4 overs with five wickets in hand Tuesday.
“It’s a great feeling. I have been here for 11 years, fifth trophy. Nobody sees the planning and the training, it’s the pressure that plays for a franchise like this, ”MI veteran Kieron Pollard.
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The West Indian swashbuckler added: “The amount of trophies, the amount of work, the number of players who continue to play for their country, I think we’ll have to say (that this is the best T20 franchise).”
The eldest of the Pandya brothers, Krunal has pinned him down on gamers’ hunger.
“It’s hunger. The way we played the games, it was always 100 percent. A lot of credit goes to the way we prepared. A month before our arrival, everyone knew his role.
“Everyone was in good shape, just performing what they were doing in the nets.”
Another MI star, Suryakumar Yadav attributed the success to the preparation and monitoring of the process.
“The preparations, the processes and the routine are important. the team just said one thing – we’ll take care of it. You are going to speak, ”concluded Suryakumar.
Pace’s spearhead Jasprit Bumrah said the title was more special due to the difficult circumstances in which the tournament was played, given the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“… We worked really hard, we started to prepare much earlier before the other teams, we worked throughout the process, which gave us a lot of results. We wanted to break the jinx of winning all the alternate years – the goal has now been reached.
“It means a lot (to play IPL), the pandemic has been such a shock, everyone has been stuck at home,” he said.