After registering a thrilling four-wicket win in a big-score match against Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said that it was probably the most exciting T20 of his life. Was the match.
Chasing a mammoth score of 218 for four from Chennai, Mumbai registered a resounding victory on the last ball, scoring 219 for six wickets. His winning hero was Karen Pollard, who scored an unbeaten 87 off just 34 balls.
Rohit said at the award ceremony after the match that Pollard played an amazing innings.
He said, ‘It was possibly the most exciting T20 match of my life. Pollard was wonderful. Since this ground is small, the situation was a bit difficult for the bowlers.
Rohit said that he hoped that if a batsman stays at the crease till the last, then the target will be achieved.
He said, ‘We knew that this is a good ground for batting, so we had decided to stay at the crease for the entire 20 overs. We got off to a good start and later Krunal Pandya and Pollard handled the innings. With the presence of Hardik Pandya and James Neesham in the team, we were confident of victory.
Man of the match Pollard also showed off the ball with the bat and took two wickets for just 12 runs in two overs.
He said, ‘When we were bowling, our bowlers were throwing fast balls. It was easy to score, so I used slower balls. Pollard said he wanted to play all six balls of the last over himself.
He said, “I knew bowlers would use wide yorker balls against me, but this time I had prepared for it, which came to my advantage.”
“I kept the strike with me even in the last over because I wanted to play six balls out of six so that we would have more chances to win,” he said.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni cited poor fielding as the reason for the loss. He said, ‘Our fielding was much worse than bowling. We missed catches on important occasions. The bowlers also failed to work according to plan many times. He threw many bad marigold. ‘