Mumbai Indians Coach Mahela Jayawardene’s team talk after his team’s victory was strikingly similar to the one after MI’s last season win.
Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final of IPL 2020 on Tuesday. Jayawardene started his team talk in the dressing room on a humorous note by thanking the players for not taking the game to the last ball. The Sri Lankan player followed it up by referring to his speech after the triumph in the last IPL season where he ignored the player’s inability to win an orange or purple cap drawing the focus towards the trophy instead. Mahela Jayawardene’s team talk during these two consecutive wins was captured in a video tweeted by the Mumabi Indians Official twitter handle. “We’ve got this 2.0″ ft. @MahelaJay #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #Believe #MIChampion5,” the caption read.
Captain Rohit Sharma was the highest run scorer in the finals for Mumbai Indians who were handed a target of 157 runs by Delhi Capitals. Rohit’s spectacular knock of 68 runs off 51 deliveries comprised of five boundaries & four sixes. The opener’s half century as well as the handy contributions from Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock helped Mumbai get across the line with eight balls to spare.
Mumbai Indians franchise has now won the IPL title for five times which is the most by any team in the history of the IPL tournament. They are also the second team after CSK to win back to back titles.