This is the best we’ve played in 13 years: MI franchise owner Akash Ambani
Akash Ambani is thrilled to win the IPL title in an even year.
Updated - Nov 15, 2020 4:57 pm
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League saw a thrilling brilliance unfold on the cricketing field by Mumbai Indians. The Rohit Sharma-led side could do nothing wrong this time around. The star-studded team flaunting the likes of Rohit Sharma, Pandya brothers, Kieron Pollard, Suryakumar, Ishan Kishan along with Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult played their roles to perfection. The seasoned campaigner Surya Kumar Yadav displayed his batting prowess match after match.
With IPL 2020 title going into the cabinet of Mumbai camp, there is no doubt that the Royal-blue outfit has emerged out to be the undisputed champions of the cash-rich tournament. The cricketing fraternity heaped praises for Rohit Sharma who has mastered the art of man-management over the years.
Although Rohit remained injured for the most part of the matches in the second half, his mere presence in the dressing room added an accurate amount of confidence to the high-profile team. Out of millions of happy wishes, one came from the Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani.
In terms of the quality of cricket played, this season was incredible: Akash Ambani
Akash cherished the team’s quality of cricket. Moreover, the cricket fanatic believes that this is the best performance by the Mumbai-based outfit ever since the inception of the contest. “Our record in terms of wins and losses is the same as last year. But in terms of the quality of cricket played, this season was incredible. From what our plan for the season was and what we managed to execute on the field, I’d say we were in the 95 to 98% range. This is the best we’ve played in 13 years.” Akash told TOI.
A much-harsh stereotype had stuck with the team over the years. Mumbai had registered their fifth title triumph in seven years. But coincidentally, Mumbai had won four of those titles on odd years. Subsequently, the junior Ambani had a token of appreciation for the team to break the jinx comfortably.
“That ‘odd’ narrative was going around for a long time. That’s been set right in 2020. We had set out on this task of doing it in back-to-back years. To win it in an even year is such an added thrill,” stated Akash.
Notably, he watched the finals of the 13th edition wherein he could be seen celebrating the triumph along with the players. It will be exciting to see whether the titans continue their march to triumphant in the years to come under the leadership of Rohit Sharma.