Harbhajan Singh was seen banging his bat in anger after Chennai Super Kings suffered a heartbreaking loss to Mumbai Indians in the final of this year’s IPL. The Super Kings needed 9 runs from the final over with a well-set Shane Watson and Ravindra Jadeja in the middle. The game looked to be heading towards the Super Kings. However, Lasith Malinga delivered a stunning final over, conceding just 7 runs to power Mumbai to a breathtaking win.
It was the fourth title for Mumbai as they became the first-ever team to win the IPL four times. The win was also their third win over Super Kings in an IPL final. Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted 149 for 8 in the allotted 20 overs. Rohit Sharma‘s decision to bat first looked spot on at the start when Quinton de Kock hit Deepak Chahar for three sixes in the third over to set the tone.
But the Super Kings struck quickly to remove de Kock and Rohit inside powerplay as Mumbai finished the first six overs on 45 for 2. But some handy knocks from the likes of Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard took Mumbai to a challenging total which eventually turned out to be just enough in the end.
In reply, Super Kings ended up on 148 for 7. The Super Kings were comfortably placed at 70 for 1 in the tenth over before losing Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni for just 12 runs. Shane Watson did manage to keep Super Kings in contention with a fighting fifty but departed on the fourth ball of the 20th over when his team needed just 5 from three balls. Lasith Malinga then defended the three runs to power Mumbai to a monumental win.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019
With the Super Kings suffering such a close loss, Harbhajan Singh, on Monday, took to Twitter to express his disappointment. The veteran spinner said that he still cannot accept the loss as he tweeted:
“Heart breaking result for us last night @ChennaiIPL don’t know what more I can say..thank you each and everyone of you who supported us thru out the season.. ??? congratulations to @mipaltan for the 4th IPL Cup ? still unable to understand how we lost ?”
Heart breaking result for us last night @ChennaiIPL don’t know what more I can say..thank you each and everyone of you who supported us thru out the season.. 🙏🙏🙏 congratulations to @mipaltan for the 4th IPL Cup 🙏 still unable to understand how we lost 💔
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 13, 2019