It was one of those tough days at the office for the Chennai Super Kings in the last night at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. They were outdone by the class of Mumbai Indians in the pressure-filled final, where they lost the glorious cup by 1 run. Meanwhile, the veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh expressed his disappointment.
The talented off-spinner, who shifted his base from Mumbai Indians to Chennai Super Kings in his post quoted that he was still in shock with the manner, how they lost the game. In between, he congratulated Mumbai Indians for winning the fourth cup of the Indian Premier League.
Digging into his post, it read ‘Heart breaking result for us last night
@ChennaiIPL don’t know what more I can say..thank you each and everyone of you who supported us thru out the season.. congratulations to @mipaltan for the 4th IPL Cup still unable to understand how we lost”
Heart breaking result for us last night @ChennaiIPL don’t know what more I can say..thank you each and everyone of you who supported us thru out the season.. ??? congratulations to @mipaltan for the 4th IPL Cup ? still unable to understand how we lost ?
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 13, 2019
As it happened:
Getting into the details of the match, initially, it was Quinton took on CSK fast bowlers to the cleaners before being dismissed to Shardul Thakur in the powerplay. He was quickly followed by the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, which made things look bleak for Chennai Super Kings. However, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan balanced things in the middle.
Just when things looked in control for Mumbai, then came the brilliant spell of bowling from Imran Tahir. He dismissed Suryakumar Yadav. His wicket was quickly followed by the dismissal of Krunal Pandya when Shardul took a stunner of the catches in his own bowling.
In reply to the chase, Chennai Super Kings lost Faf du Plessis after a good start. But, the lack of partnerships failed to make things fall in place for CSK. However, Shane Watson played a blistering knock but, unfortunately, ended up on the wrong side of things.