Jasprit Bumrah might not have picked a wicket in the final of IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals in Dubai; however, there is no questioning his role in Mumbai Indians’ fifth title victory. Jasprit Bumrah missed out on his purple cap by going wicketless; however, he bowled an economical spell. The defending champions restricted the opposition to 156 and chased it down with five wickets to spare.
Mumbai Indians lost the toss; however, got on top of the Delhi Capitals by striking thrice within the powerplay, two wickets of which were taken by Trent Boult. Delhi Capitals’ captain Shreyas Iyer stitched a 96-run stand with Rishabh Pant to put their innings on track; however, Rohit Sharma’s bowlers did an excellent job at the death to keep the opposition to a below-par total.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock came out all guns blazing, adding 45 in four overs. Despite De Kock’s departure, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav kept motoring along well. Towards the end, Mumbai Indians did lose wickets; however, they had the title almost in the bag. Krunal Pandya’s single in the 19th over sealed it for once and for all.
“It means a great deal to play” : Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah underlined that it is a privilege to play and entertain the fans, who are back at home cheering for them. The 26-year old feels delighted to bring smiles on faces of people, vying for them and said that he had the rhythm from the first game itself. He looked back at the super over bowled to AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli, which is where everything began clicking. Furthermore, he could not control being delighted for breaking the jinx of winning in alternative years, which stands broken now.
“It means a great deal to play. We know it’s a difficult time, everyone is stuck at home. We’re lucky that we could come to work and entertain people watching at home. If we could bring smiles to their faces, it’s the best thing we could do. We wanted to break the jinx of winning every alternative years – the goal has been achieved now. From the first game I felt my rhythm was up. The last piece of the puzzle was missing. When I bowled the super over in Dubai against RCB, there was some anxiety going on towards the end, but when I bowled that super over, I felt I could execute against AB and Virat. Since then, my confidence went up. I just wanted to keep things simple and stick to my basics every time,”umrah stated in the post-match interview.