Jasprit Bumrah starred with the ball as Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by one run to lift their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Mumbai mentor Sachin Tendulkar hailed Bumrah after the match calling him as the best in the bowler in the world. However, Sachin maintained that his best is yet to come.
Batting first, Chennai Super Kings bowlers once again presented a top-class performance to contain Mumbai Indians to 149 runs. After a flying start, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar put a brake on the run-flow and kept chipping in with crucial wickets to keep Mumbai Indians at bay. However, some late blows from Kieron Pollard helped the champions to post a challenging total on the board.
Bumrah is the best bowler in the world: Tendulkar
During the chase, Faf du Plessis gave Chennai a swashbuckling start before Mumbai banked on Rahul Chahar to nip back in the middle overs. But Shane Watson who got a handful of lives was still in the middle leading the charge for the defending champions. He took 40 runs from two overs to change the momentum of the game before Watson got runout in the last over which took the game to Mumbai’s favour. Jasprit Bumrah was outstanding with the ball as kept things tight from one end to build pressure on the opponent team. He returned with two for 14 runs from his full quota to go home with the man of the match award.
Soon after the game, Sachin Tendulkar hailed Jasprit Bumrah saying him the best in the business. However, Tendulkar maintained that the best is yet to come for the young bowler. He also added that Bumrah will be the bowler to watch out for in the upcoming ICC World Cup.
“Let me go on record and say he is the best bowler in the world at this stage and his best is yet to come hopefully,” Sachin Tendulkar said of the Jasprit Bumrah. “He will definitely be the bowler to watch out for India in the upcoming World Cup and could well be the X factor for the Men in Blue,” he concluded.