Delhi Capitals couldn’t stop the amazing run that Mumbai Indians had throughout the tournament as the latter were in sublime form against them in the finals as they outclassed Capitals by 5 wickets to lift their fifth IPL title under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. Mumbai and Delhi played against each other four times in IPL 2020 where they defeated Capitals on all four occasion.
Delhi Capitals ace Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that Mumbai were clinical throughout the tournament and deserved to win the competition. Ashwin praised his opponent on his official Twitter handle where he wrote “It wasn’t our night!! @DelhiCapitals Well done @mipaltan, deserved winners and so clinical through the tournament. @[email protected]”.
It wasn’t our night!! @DelhiCapitals
Well done @mipaltan , deserved winners and so clinical through the tournament. @ImRo45 @ShreyasIyer15
Last but definitely not the least, it was a terrific effort by the @IPL @BCCI to pull off a tournament like this during these tough times.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) November 11, 2020
Mumbai Indians have previously lifted the trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 and all the trophies came in odd year by winning the title in 2020 they have broken the myths that was built around social media that this franchise can only win in Odd year. Taking about the match Delhi Capitals won the Toss and Skipper Iyer decided to bat first where Delhi posted a score of 156 runs in their 20 Over quota. In reply, Mumbai Indians chased down the target of 157 runs at the loss of 5 wickets due to individual brilliance of Rohit Sharma who scored 68 runs and was equally supported by Ishan Kishan who scored unbeaten 33 runs in the final.
He also praised BCCI for organizing the tournament in the pandemic time and making sure all the health protocols are followed so that players remain fit and healthy during this tough time.
“Last but definitely not the least, it was a terrific effort by the @IPL and @BCCI to pull of a tournament like this during these tough times” Ashwin Tweeted.
Ashwin played 15 matches in the recently concluded IPL 2020 and took 13 wickets at an economy rate of 7.66 whereas in 2019 IPL he took 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.27. The Indian team will rely on Ashwin to give them early breakthroughs in Test matches against the most challenging Upcoming tour of Australia where India will have to play good cricket to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.