Mumbai Indians showed it’s never over till it’s over: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgMagnificent death bowling saw Mumbai Indians snatch an incredible one-run victory from the jaws of defeat against Rising Pune Supergiant in a thrilling final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.This was Mumbai Indians’ third IPL trophy in 10 editions and more special for their skipper Rohit Sharma, who is the only captain to win a hat-trick of titles. Rohit has in fact now won four IPL titles (one for Deccan Chargers in 2009).ALSO WATCH:In one of the closest finals during the 10 editions, the trio of Jasprit Bumrah (2/26), Mitchell Johnson (3/26) and Lasith Malinga (0/21) were brilliant at the death defending a lowly total of 129/8 as Supergiant were restricted to 128/6 at the end.Elated after the victory, Mumbai Indians icon and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar praised the team’s fighting spirit and never-say-die attitude.Sensational match last night! @mipaltan showed that it’s never over till its over! #NeverGiveUp ??? sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 22, 2017It was Johnson, who kept his nerve during the final over where 11 runs were needed. The Australian pacer dismissed Manoj Tiway and top-scorer Steve Smith (51) off successive deliveries after conceding a boundary off the first ball.With 4 runs required off final ball and 3 for a Super Over, Dan Christian went for an impossible 3rd run only to be run out as Mumbai players celebrated like never before.It was Mumbai Indians’ first win against Pune this season after losing both their league matches and also the first qualifier.Meanwhile, Tendulkar was later seen celebrating the triumph with the Mumbai players at the team hotel.advertisementlast_img

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