One thing that the viewers were well aware of was that Hotstar would be gaining momentum under Star Sports, and there would be a gradual increase in the number of viewers and in terms of revenue for Hotstar.
MS did not mind sipping a bit of the drink that was offered to him.
The Yellow army pounced on the Orange army as Williamson's men remained clueless in the final encounter.
The former Indian skipper will be playing his eighth IPL final on Sunday
While the Super Kings have qualified for the finals, Sunrisers Hyderabad have to go head-to-head with the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders to reach the final of the competition.
While it was clear that the first finalist was the Chennai Super Kings, after their outstanding performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the qualifier game, it was unsure who would face Sunrisers in the eliminator on the 25th of May.
"None of us could speak for that moment. But things changed once we reached the dressing room. We had to calm ourselves and move on,” he conceded.
A dramatic final over from Mitchell Johnson saw Mumbai Indians win the match by just one run.
He had scalped 8 wickets in the 11 matches that he played this season.
Rohit Sharma hailed Krunal Pandya as a team India candidate.