IPL 2019: VVS Laxman Admits He Was Cheering for Mumbai Indians in the Final Group Game Against KKR
Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman was hopeful of SRH progressing further in the playoffs and for that they need to beat the Delhi Capitals in the eliminator clash of the tournament which is slated to be played in Vizag later today. VVS Laxman also admitted to the fact that he was cheering for the Mumbai Indians during the last league match of the competition.
Sunrisers Hyderabad sneaked through to the playoffs courtesy the loss to KKR in the final game. If KKR had won their last games, the hopes of SRH would have been dashed. They also became the first ever team in IPL history to qualify through to the playoffs with 12 points.
During his column for the Times of Indies, VVS Laxman wrote, “For the first time in my long association with the IPL, I came all over myself rooting for one other franchise on Sunday night. For Sunrisers Hyderabad to qualify for playoffs, we wished Mumbai Indians to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders within the last match of the league phase. As a community, we gathered within the team room of our hotel in Bangalore to gaze the match on the broad cloak, driving an emotional rollercoaster.”
“Within the end, it grew to turn into an unscheduled team bonding session, with a fun phase thrown in all over the innings shatter. We had been elated when Mumbai executed victory and facilitated our qualification because the fourth-placed team but, having loved a reduce of fortune in our growth to the subsequent phase, it’s miles now up to us to hang our have success,” VVS Laxman added.
Delhi Capitals have played a lot better brand of cricket than the Sunrisers Hyderabad in this competition so far. However, when it comes to head to head in the competition, both teams have won a match each against each other and losing the other one. It will be a great match on our hands when SRH meet the DC at the eliminator clash today.
“First and major of every IPL campaign, we shatter the occasion down into two phases. The target for the first phase is to reach to the playoffs. Now we salvage ticked that box. Now, the aim is to protect going as deep as imaginable within the opponents, in consequence of for us, every match from here on end is a knockout game.
Whereas it’s miles exact that we’ve had a stuttering hotfoot, we can ill salvage the funds for to focal point on that,” VVS Laxman concluded.
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