IPL 2019 Final Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings: Jasprit Bumrah bowled a sensational spell of fast bowling as he guided Mumbai Indians to an emphatic one-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. After bagging the ‘Man of the Match’ record, Bumrah won an even more prestigious honour as ‘God of Cricket’ – Sachin Tendulkar heaped praise on the Mumbai pacer by calling him ‘world’s best bowler in the world’ at present.
Responding to the big praise by the Master Blaster, Bumrah was left ‘speechless’ after hearing such words from the legend himself. In the final against Chennai, the 25-year-old kept his side in the hunt by returning remarkable figures of 2 for 14 in 4 overs. Bumrah gave away only 4 runs in the 17th over and 5 runs in the 9th over to bring MI back in the final. In the final over, veteran ace Lasith Malinga held his nerve in the last over to take Mumbai over the line.
Replying to Tendulkar’s comments, Bumrah said, “I am speechless thank you Sachin sir.”
“Let me go on record and say that he (Jasprit Bumrah) is the best bowler in the world at this stage and the best is yet to come hopefully,” Tendulkar said in an interview with Mumbai Indians batsman Yuvraj Singh for IPL T20.com.
During the 12th edition of IPL, every time MI were pushed under the pump, Bumrah calmed things down and dragged his side back into the match.
Speaking at the post-match conference, Bumrah said he takes one ball at a time which helps him avoid the pressure. “In the finals we know that it can get close and winning the title with MI is a special feeling. Today, surprisingly, I was very calm, I wasn’t panicking at all and very happy to contribute to the team’s success,” Mumbai pacer said.
“I only take one ball and one day at a time and if you think like that you don’t feel pressure at all,” he added.
Bumrah ended this IPL edition with 19 wickets from 16 matches with an impressive economy rate of 6.63.