IPL 2019 Final: Didn’t watch the last ball, says Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani

first_imgIt was a scrappy, error-prone match but the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians provided a lot of thrills to the viewers.Mumbai Indians clinched a 1-run win in the last-ball thriller at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad after pacer Lasith Malinga successfully defended 9 runs in the final over.As losing captain MS Dhoni pointed out, both teams were passing the trophy to each other as fielding and catching errors dominated the narrative.MS Dhoni himself was run out for 2 while trying to pinch an extra run after an overthrow in Chennai Super Kings’ chase of 150. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians dropped Shane Watson thrice as the CSK opener nearly snatched the game away from MI.Watson was run out in the 20th over of the match when CSK needed just 6 runs from 3 balls. When 2 runs were needed in the last ball, Lasith Malinga turned hero as the veteran pacer nailed a slower-ball yorker to trap Shardul Thakur in front.Umpire Nitin Menon who had missed what was arguably a straightforward wide call in Dwayne Bravo’s bowling against Kieron Pollard in Mumbai Indians’ final over got the LBW call spot on as replays showed the ball crashing onto the leg stumps.Unprecedented scenes from Hyderabad as @mipaltan became #VIVOIPL champs for the 4th time!Lasith Malinga showing his true class in the last over #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/ZzVK0KHx5OIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Rohit Sharma breathed a sigh of relief as he ran towards the middle from the boundary ropes. Kieron Pollard took Lasith Malinga on his shoulders but the Chennai Super Kings dugout wore a disappointed look.advertisementNervous faces were a common sight on television screens as fans in the stadium were spotted praying during the tense final over.Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani was one of them as she was constantly seen praying from the stands in Hyderabad.Speaking after the thrilling win, Nita Ambani said she did not have the courage to watch the final over, let alone the final ball of IPL 2019 final.”The last over, definitely not [didn’t watch]. And definitely not the last ball. I was just going by the cheers of the fans to known what’s happening,” Nita Ambani said.Heaping rich praise on captain Rohit Sharma who maintained his 100 per cent record as Mumbai Indians captain in IPL finals, Ambani added: “All the times Rohit has been the captain in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Congratulations for leading our team so beautifully.”Akash Ambani lauded Lasith Malinga’s ability to make a remarkable comeback in the final over after being taken to the cleaners in his first spell.”That’s Lasith Malinga for you. He’s the only bowler to have done it for 10-12 years now. He’s a special man in our team. I was just praying just a wicket off the last and nothing else,”Akash Ambani said.Reflecting on the success mantra of Mumbai Indians who have become the 1st team to win four titles, Akash added: “I think it’s the environment we create around the team, we treat the players like one family. We back them to the tee. I must credit the efforts of the coaching as well as the back-room staff.”Also Read | Rohit Sharma lauds Lasith Malinga for last-over heroics as MI win IPL 2019Also Read | It was a funny final, we kept passing the trophy to each other, says MS Dhonilast_img

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