High five for Rohit’s Mumbai
It looked like Mumbai Indians were definitely not going to lose the IPL 2020 final and it remained that way as Rohit Sharma's men won a record-extending 5th title by decimating first-time finalists Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets. Barring blips in their first and last league games, Mumbai were always on top gear and they made it all look easy at the end.
The powerhouse of T20 cricket needed just 18.4 overs to gun down a target of 157 in what turned out to be the shortest final in the history of IPL, in terms of the overs played. Led by captain Rohit Sharma's 68 and a terrific Trent Boult, Mumbai Indians used all their experience of having featured in 5 previous IPL finals to good effect against Shreyas Iyer's men.
"Pretty happy with how things went the entire season for us. We said at the start we want to make winning a habit, and you couldn't have asked any more from the guys. We were right on the money from ball one and even until today, we never looked back," said Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma.
"IPL always amazes you. Probably one of the toughest leagues to play. I feel overwhelmed playing in such a league. It's been a great journey. I'm very proud of my boys, it's not a small feat to reach the final. It was a great achievement. Winning the IPL is something more - one step ahead. We'll come back stronger and see to it that we win the trophy. I would just like to tell the fans that you've been great support through the season," said Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer.