Mumbai Indians defied the odds to win their fifth IPL title in 2020. Rohit Sharma, in the process, made history and claimed a lot of accolades for the way he led his team this year. Meanwhile former Australian all-rounder and CSK opener Shane Watson spoke about the reason behind MI’s success on his Youtube channel.
Mumbai finished at the top of the points table and eventually won the tournament as well. They also broke the odd-even jynx in the process beating Delhi Capitals in the final by five wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Hailing Mumbai’s success over the years, Watson decoded what makes them tick and absolutely unbeatable. He started his video by congratulating the side on winning their fifth IPL title.
Shane Watson Reveals Why Mumbai Indians Are Unbeatable
“Congratulations Mumbai Indians for winning their 5th IPL title. There is no question that Mumbai Indians had the strongest team all the way through IPL 2020. As the IPL continued to evolve, it confirmed to me more and more that Mumbai Indians have no weaknesses. That’s internationally as well, let alone in the IPL. The more the Mumbai Indians played in the tournament, more and more, it felt they had no weaknesses,” Watson said.
He further said that with Rohit Sharma, Quinton De Kock, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan, they form a formidable top-order with runs guaranteed from all of them.
“They had world-class opening batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Suryakumar Yadav, he continues to bat so well, it’s not going to be too long before he plays for India. And he had a brilliant tournament. And then Ishan Kishan who came in and set the IPL alight as well. Whether he was batting in the middle-overs or opening in the absence of Rohit, he provided so much impetus” said the former Aussie all-rounder.
Shane Watson then spoke about the powerful middle-order of the side with the presence of the Pandya brothers and Kieron Pollard. These three have been the lynchpins of Mumbai Indians in the lower-order striking the ball fiercely and also contributing with the ball as and when necessary.
“If MI’s top order was batting heavy, the middle-lower order produced fireworks thanks to the big-hitting duo of Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. And then two best finishers in world cricket at the moment right now… Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, just for a bit of back-up there and also Krunal Pandya” he further said.
Watch the video here:
Shane Watson concluded by saying that if Mumbai continues to field the same XI on the park, they will be incredibly hard to beat in the next four to five years.
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