It was an incredible final of the Indian Premier League 2019 on last Sunday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Both the sides have shown brilliant cricketing skills on the field to put fans on edge of their seats. Meanwhile, the former Indian opening batsman Gautam Gambhir believes that Chennai and Mumbai are the deserving teams to win the title.
One of the successful skippers in the Indian Premier League 2019 Gautam Gambhir quoted that all the teams that entered into the playoff stage are deserved to win the trophy. Out of the four, he believes that Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians are the more deserving to win the trophy.
I don’t buy excuses – Gautam Gambhir
The stylish southpaw further went on to add saying that Sunrisers Hyderabad may get the excuses of the absence of their foreign players while Delhi Capitals are bit inexperienced but Gautam Gambhir doesn’t want those excuses.
“All teams that qualified for the playoffs deserved to win the title. For sheer perseverance and ability to handle pressure Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians deserved it more than others,” Gautam Gambhir said.
”You may say that Sunrisers Hyderabad was fractured by the absence of their foreign recruits and Delhi lost due to some inexperience. I don’t buy these excuses,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Times of India.
As Gambhir said, the game went down to the wire with the margin of victory being just 1 run. Mumbai Indians batting that was led by the knocks of Quinton de Kock and Kieron Pollard saw them posting 149 runs on the board.
In reply to the chase, Shane Watson scored a cracking 80-run knock off 59 balls. But, the lack of partnership from the other batsmen saw them losing the game with just 1 run on the board. There are quite a few moments in the game, which changed the complexion of the final.
The last over of the Indian Premier League 2019 final will always be remembered for the final over delivered by Lasith Malinga under pressure and the blistering knock from Shane Watson, who played with an injured Knee that was bleeding.