Mumbai Indians extended their record as they clinched their fifth title in IPL 2020 with a win over Delhi Capitals in the final. Their triumph in UAE also got the monkey off their back as their previous campaign in the country was not up to the mark. In the process, Mumbai Indians also defended their title, becoming only the second team to do so.
Mumbai Indians have looked like a complete unit over the years. The formidable line-up consists of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock at top of the order with Suryakumar Yadav strengthening the top-order. All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are among the finest across the globe and fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult only make the side stronger.
Mumbai Indians are going to be incredibly hard to beat: Shane Watson
“Congratulations Mumbai Indians for winning their 5th IPL title. There is no question that Mumbai Indians had the strongest team all the way through IPL 2020. As the IPL continued to evolve, it confirmed to me more and more that Mumbai Indians have no weaknesses. That’s internationally as well, let alone in the IPL. The more the Mumbai Indians played in the tournament, more and more, it felt they had no weaknesses,” Shane Watson said in his latest YouTube show.
“They had world-class opening batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Surykumar Yadav, he continues to bat so well, it’s not going to be too long before he plays for India. And he had a brilliant tournament. And then Ishan Kishan who came in and set the IPL alight as well. Whether he was batting in the middle-overs or opening in the absence of Rohit, he provided so much impetus.
“And then two best finishers in world cricket at the moment right now… Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, just for a bit of back-up there and also Krunal Pandya.
“In the end, they were too hard to beat, if they continue to put this team on the field over the next few years, they are going to be incredibly hard to beat.”
Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain, has been brilliant for the side. It is under his captaincy that the franchise have won the IPL a record number of times.