Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in the edge of the seat thriller grand finale to win their fourth IPL title at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday. By the virtue of this win, Mumbai have now registered the most number of title wins in the tournament's history. This nail-biting contest went right down to the wire as Lasith Malinga bowled an outstanding final over where he gave away just seven runs while defending nine runs after he was hit for 35 runs off his previous two overs.
Celebrations started in the Mumbai camp after their fourth IPL triumph. It was a special moment for Rohit Sharma as he dedicated this win to his little daughter Samaira. At the same time, Rohit's luck in the IPL finals continued as he added yet another feather in his cap. All four of MI's victories in the final have come under the leadership of Rohit while three of those wins have come against CSK. Rohit also won his fifth IPL trophy ( He was a part of the now-defunct Deccan Chargers side that had won the title in 2009). Therefore, the 'Hitman' had all the reasons to celebrate and he celebrated in style.
After successfully leading his team from the front, Rohit turned rapper as he was seen rapping with one of his good friends and Mumbai Indians team-mate Yuvraj Singh. The duo rapped to one of the top chartbusters of this year 'Apna Time Aayega' and 'Asli Hip-Hop' from the blockbuster film Gully Boy.
The video of Rohit and Yuvi having a gala time was posted by Mumbai Indians on their official Twitter handle. Watch the video here.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got Mumbai off to a brisk start. The duo added 45 runs for the first wicket but were dismissed in quick succession as both the CSK skipper as well as the wicket-keeper batsmen were caught by Dhoni.
West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard played a stellar cameo of an unbeaten 25-ball 41 at a strike rate of 164 which included three boundaries and three maximums. His blistering knock helped MI get to a respectable total of 148/8 in their 20 overs.
In reply, CSK openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson ensured a good start as the two put on 33 runs for the first wicket. Things started getting more difficult for Chennai after Dhoni's run out. Watson and Bravo stitched in a 51-run stand for the fifth wicket which took CSK to the cusp of victory. Watson played an outstanding knock of a 59-ball 80 at a strike rate of 135.59 including eight fours and four sixes. He played an anchor's role to near perfection but was unfortunately run out in the final over.
Shardul Thakur then ran two off the penultimate delivery as CSK needed 2 to win and 1 to tie. Malinga held his nerves as he bowled a good slower ball on the middle and leg stump as Thakur missed the ball and the ball hit his pads. The umpire raised his finger as the Mumbai Indians players erupted in celebrations.