Hence, they lost the final by one run. The legendary cricketer has been an inspirational figure for Mumbai stars and can be seen constantly imparting his vast knowledge of the game to the youngsters.
Pune were cruising along nicely till the Mumbaikar tried to play a chip shot, which Kieron Pollard ran from his long-on position, and completed a nice catch diving forward.
Mumbai Indians was awarded Rs.15 crores and RPSG was awarded Rs.10 crores. During the chase, Pune kept wickets at hand but took it deep as they found it tough in the final five overs.
Mumbai Indians prevailed in the IPL 2017 Finals and defeated the Rising Pune Super Giants by just 1 run.
This was the first time since 2008 that a team finishing first in the Points-Table has lifted the trophy.
Two times IPL victor Mumbai Indians won the toss and choose to bat, couldn't put a huge score on the board.
But death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah bowled a fuller delivery inducing a thickish edge from Dhoni to bring some cheer back in the MI camp. They have always done the job wherever they've played. It was about giving freedom to them because they're the masters and they've done it before. "I just told them to do whatever they want and set the field accordingly", Rohit said.
Jasprit Bumrah said,"The way we fought was absolutely fantastic. We thought we can defend, we have the bowlers", said Jasprit Bumrah. "I don't know why people compare the two (situations)", said Rohit at the Mumbai Indians' media conference on Monday. I had a clear plan, to bowl at the stumps.
Rohit scored 333 runs in 17 games for Mumbai Indians batting at No 4 but as he gears up to open for India in England, the stylish right-hander feels that it's something that global players adapt to. I have done that before. Mumbai Indians' earlier IPL titles came in 2013 and 2015.
MI mentor Sachin Tendulkar described the outcome of the low-scoring match as "simply awesome". It was a nail-bitting finish in Hyderabad as both the finalists- Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, gave it their all in a low scoring thriller.
"Our team has several match-winners and big match players, so it helped".