The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians gave a then fans a rollercoaster ride as it shifted from one end to other in a split second before Mumbai won3 it by one run. Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar called IPL the best ever tournament of the franchise league and also heaped praise on Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni calling them the two best captains in India.
Mumbai Indians bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga proved to be the difference in the final two overs after a Shane Watson heroic with a bloodied knee. He almost took Chennai Super Kings over the line before getting out in the final over which gave the match to Mumbai. Mumbai Indians eventually won their fourth IPL title while Jasprit Bumrah went home with the man of the game for his splendid show with the ball. He returned with one for 12 in his quota of four overs to keep up the pressure from one end.
It was a contest between to best skippers: Gavaskar
India legend Sunil Gavaskar hailed both the skippers – Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni for their brilliant act. While Dhoni has already established himself as the best in the business, Rohit is making a name for himself and giving a tough fight to Virat Kohli for the role of India’s skipper.
“Mumbai Indians have now won it four times under the leadership of Rohit Sharma making him the most successful captain in IPL history. The two best captains in India were on show on the last day as the game fluctuated one way and the other practically every other over,” Gavaskar wrote in TOI.
Besides, Sunil Gavaskar also added that this edition of the tournament witnessed the most number of last over finishes. The pinnacle clash also went down to the wires giving full entertainment to the spectators. Gavaskar referred the IPL as the best franchise-based tournament in the World.