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Rohit Sharma Hails His Entire Side After Mumbai Indians Become IPL Champions For The Fifth Time

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Mumbai Indians win IPL for the fifth time. (Credits: IPL/ BCCI)

Mumbai Indians were just too powerful and clinical in every department against Delhi Capitals in a one-sided IPL final. Rohit Sharma’s side successfully defended their title and overall won their 5th IPL trophy.

On the big stage, MI once again flexed their muscles and showed why they are the most successful side in IPL history. In the first half of the match, it was their gun bowling attack who again stood up to the occasion.

Mumbai Indians Win IPL Title Number 5

Trent Boult was at his best and picked the wickets Marcus Stoinis and Ajinkya Rahane in the early stages of the match. Then it was Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer that stitched together a brilliant Partnership.

They put on a 96 runs stand and gave their side a fighting chance. Pant scored 56 from 38 balls whereas Iyer played a well-made knock of 65. Eventually, DC reach a target of 156 after their 20 overs. Boult was the pick of the MI bowlers as he struck 3 wickets and gave away 30 runs in his 4 overs.

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In the chase, MI came out with all guns blazing and made a mockery of the total. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock teed off from ball one and never allowed DC to come back in the match. The MI skipper played a real captain’s knock and registered another fifty. Rohit scored 68 in 51 balls as MI won the contest by 5 wickets.

MI has now won all their 5 IPL finals under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and their dominance in IPL remains. Here’s what the MI skipper said after bagging yet another IPL title.

“I’m quite happy with how things went the whole season. We said at the start that we need the winning habit. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, right on the money from ball 1 and we never looked back. I think a lot of credit goes to the people who worked behind the scenes – often they go unnoticed. Our work started long before the IPL started, and we wanted to make sure we filled the gaps in previous seasons”.

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“I had to find the balance to get the best out of them. I’m not someone who can run behind them with a stick, and it’s important to instil confidence in the players. Krunal, Hardik and Pollard have done their job for a long time, they know their roles”.

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“Rahul missed out today, and we need to make sure we put an arm around him and assure him that he didn’t do anything wrong and that it was a tactical move. We made sure Ishan and Surya had confidence – just have to let Ishan loose, and Surya is a more matured player. The kind of form he was in, I should have sacrificed my wicket for Surya. But throughout the tournament, he has played some incredible shots. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have the fans at the stadium. We missed playing at the Wankhede and hopefully, we can get back there next year”, said Rohit after a historic IPL win.