|| India Correspondent ||
Mumbai Indians are all set to play the final of IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals and Mumbai all-rounder Kieron Pollard has revealed that this excitement belongs to right after playing a World Cup final. Ahead of the big day, he shared his game plan and achievements in a video released by the team.
“The name of the game is pressure, in a final, so everyone takes that pressure. You want to win, you want to not make a mistake, but at the end of the day, you have to try and take it as a normal game. Just go out there and enjoy yourself, enjoy the atmosphere. Obviously, no crowds now in this final but enjoy the magnitude of it. It’s the IPL final. It’s the biggest thing after a World Cup final,” Pollard said in the video.
While Mumbai they have already won the title four times and beat Delhi in both league stage games this season, whereas Delhi will be playing the final for the first time. Having played the finals several times, they are habituated with the pressure as well.
“While our past against Delhi is evenly matched (15-12 overall) before coming into 2020, we’ve established a clear lead on the back of four successive wins over the Capitals including three out of three this season,” the team shared.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians’ head coach Mahela Jayawardene has also talked about the process they have been going through before the final. However, he referred to it as a “just another game of cricket”. Jayawardene also revealed that they will try to execute their plans and strategies well in the game.
“What Polly has done with bat in hand, Boom (Bumrah) has done with the ball in the two IPL finals that he has played and won for us,” the team said. The video ended with the statement, “We can’t wait to script history once again. We believe that the flag of blue and gold will continue to fly higher.”