Mumbai Indians, against all odds, went on to beat Pune Supergiant in the final, in a low-scoring thriller. Here’s how the Mumbai Indians camp reacted post the incredible victory.
Sachin Tendulkar: Simply amazing. The first half wasn't great for us. We got together during the break and Mahela gave a nice speech. We believed that we could pull this off. The fielding was great under pressure. I have always believed in the saying, once a champion, always a champion. Malinga has done well for us for a number of years. I was so sure that he was going to do something great tonight.
Rohit Sharma: I was quite nervous to be honest, but the guys pulled off a great game. To defend 130 was a great effort. I am very happy. We never needed to change our plan. If you take one wicket, two, three could come. We discussed about that. We bowled great variations. A lot of credit to the bowling unit. When you have bowlers like Bumrah and Malinga in the side, the belief is always there. Hats off to all the guys.
Parthiv Patel: I was batting really well in this season. Unfortunately I got out early today. They took the game too deep. Our spinners did really well. We played good cricket throughout the tournament. The catch that Rayudu took turned the game around for us. At the end the result matters.
Mitchell McClenaghan: I couldn’t sit still. Bumrah, you guys have to realize what a superstar he is going to be in the future. Malinga as well, was brilliant.
Shane Bond: It was exciting and heart-wrenching all at the same time. We spoke yesterday about the leaders stepping on the field. When the pressure came on, all the leaders stepped up. Just a brilliant young bowler, isn't he (Bumrah)?. He's been in pressure situations time and again and at 23, he keeps stepping up.
--By A Cricket Correspondent