The cricket fraternity witnessed a great spectacle at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Mumbai Indians were head and shoulders above Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 final. Rohit Sharma-led team beat Shreyas Iyer-led team by 5 wickets in 18.4 overs.
Rohit Sharma who was out of form in the league upped his ante to score a candid knock in the final. MI captain top-scored for Mumbai Indians with 68 off 51 deliveries. He hit as many as 5 fours and 4 sixes at a strike-rate of 133.33.
Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers for Rohit Sharma’s team. The left-arm pacer picked 3/30 in his four-over bowling spell. The New Zealand international was adjudged the Player of the Match.
Boult picked as many as 25 wickets from 15 games at an average of 18.28. He ended up as the tournament’s third-leading wicket-taker behind his teammate Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah took 27 wickets to his name.
Pollard trolls DJ Bravo
Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard hilariously took a dig at Dwayne Bravo after winning a trophy at Mumbai Indians. After winning one more trophy, MI all-rounder teased DJ bravo adding that he has surpassed him in terms of the number of titles won in T20s.
Pollard scripted history after winning his fifth title at Mumbai Indians. As far as overall T20 titles are concerned, Pollard has won 15 trophies, most by any cricketer in the world. West Indies international Dwayne Bravo has won 14 T20 titles.
After clinching his fifteenth trophy, Pollard took this as an opportunity to tease his teammate DJ Bravo. At the post-match presentation, Pollard savagely cited that DJ Bravo is one trophy behind him in most trophies won in T20s.
“It’s a great feeling, means a lot. Fifth trophy. Have been here for 11 years. We have a quiet celebration. He is a different West Indian. He goes at 6 am to the gym,” Kieron Pollard expressed his happiness after winning one more trophy.
“The number of trophies, the amount of talent that’s there, you can say MI is the best T20 team going around. The management, the support staff, the effort they put in to make. Bravo, you are behind me now (regarding the number of T20 titles), I have to say that on camera,” he added.
Dwayne Bravo gives a reply
Chennai Super Kings had a torrid season for the first time in their history. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time. They finished seventh in the points table with 6 wins and 8 defeats in 14 games.
Even Bravo didn’t have a good season at CSK. The all-rounder missed the starting fixtures of the 2020 IPL and was subsequently ruled out of the entire season. The Caribbean featured just six fixtures for CSK this season. He accounted for 6 dismissals.
Bravo congratulated his best friend Pollard on winning a trophy. “Congratulations ? to my best friend @kieron.pollard55 on winning a next title!! @mumbaiindians well done ?? most important thing is we WIN TITLES,” Bravo praised Pollard on Instagram.