Sachin Tendulkar, the former Mumbai Indians skipper, sent out words of wisdom to motivate the current squad ahead of their IPL 2020 final clash against Delhi Capitals (DC), who defeated SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) to enter into maiden IPL final. He stated that they are not alone in the battle and that everyone associated with the franchise is behind them to lift their record 5th IPL title.
In a video shared by MI on social media, Sachin Tendulkar mentioned that it’s not only the management who is working towards the common goal. He continued by saying that the owners and fans too have been backing the Rohit Sharma-led squad to go all the way through.
Sachin Tendulkar: Everyone From Owners To Support Staff Backing Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions and 4-time IPL winners. Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster who scored 2334 runs in 78 matches in IPL besides being the leading run-scorer in both ODIs and Tests, was the captain for the franchise from 2008 to 2011. As captain, his team won 30 matches out of 51. He played for MI till the year 2013.
“When you know that right from the owners to our support staff, everyone is backing you, when you go out to play for the Mumbai Indians you know that it’s not just you as an individual, it’s the entire force which is with you, they are looking to push you and bring the best out of you, and do everything possible to help you stay at that level, to perform,” Sachin Tendulkar, who was part of MI’s first title-winning squad in 2013, said.
MI recently became the first side to both win and lose a match by 10 wickets in the same IPL 2020 season. While they handed CSK a 10-wicket loss in Sharjah, they also registered a 10-wicket loss at the hands of SRH in their last league game at the same venue. Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has led MI in 106 matches and won 61 of them.
Sachin Tendulkar: Mumbai Indians Is Like One Family
Sachin Tendulkar, however, highlighted the importance of sticking together at all times since the road is not always going to be smooth at the fag end of IPL.
“The first and the most important thing, it’s one family. We all stay together, through ups and down because in sport, or generally in life, there are going to be challenges, there are going to be speedbreakers along the way. Especially in this tournament where it moves at a phenomenal pace. It’s important that everyone stays together as a tight unit. We’ve been able to do that,” Tendulkar, who scored 2,334 runs in 78 IPL games, said.
MI finished at the top of the points table winning 9 from 14 games before progressing to their 2nd consecutive IPL final by brushing aside DC by 57 runs in the IPL 2020 Qualifier 1. They will again face them in the summit clash on Tuesday (November 10) in a bid to win a record 5th IPL title.
They have an advantage and start as favourites having already defeated Delhi twice in group stages and then in the 1st Qualifier. Delhi though would look to continue winning momentum after defeating SunRisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2.