We have a new champion in this edition of the IPL! It is the Sunrisers Hyderabad all the way! The men from Hyderabad were simply outstanding on the night of the final, as they staged a remarkable comeback to choke the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The side was a perfectly balanced unit, with equal emphasis on batting and bowling and that was a key reason behind their victorious campaign.
The Sunrisers players were simply ecstatic on winning their first ever IPL crown and they spoke post the side’s win. Below, are the reactions from the Sunrisers Hyderabad players.
Shikhar Dhawan: “A great season for me and for the team. Davy lead us from the front, hats off to him. Great support from the support staff and all the players. I think our team is quite balanced. We did not start well, but managed to gain momentum through the journey.”
Yuvraj Singh: “It’s great. Had the World Cup and now have the IPL trophy too. Gayle was going strong but a few wickets let us in. Great finish by Bhuvneshwar in the end. I am happy with the win and as long as the trophy comes, it’s good. Great team effort from the boys.”
Deepak Hooda: “Barinder has bowled well. The strike bowlers and death bowlers played their parts perfectly. My performance was not good but it was a team effort. Today, we will sing the team song.”
Barinder Sran: “It was a pressure game, but we backed ourselves. Warner supports the bowlers with the fielder that he wants.
Ben Cutting: “Just feels really good get to get out there and get swinging a few for the boys. It’s absolutely unbelievable. I just cannot express of the feeling of playing an IPL final. It’s just unbelievable.”
Naman Ojha: “Absolutely brilliant by our bowling unit, they bowled their hearts out. Just told ourselves to focus on the ball.”
Moises Henriques: “That was a lot of fun. There’s a lot of cricket and travel, but you get to make a lot of friends. It was such good fun and such a good tournament to have with both internationals and the domestic players.”
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: “I had to keep myself composed. I knew if I get it right, it will be difficult to score runs. Yorkers are the best way to stop runs. He was just asking me to stay calm and composed when asked what Warner told him during the final over.”