For Sachin Tendulkar, it was MS Dhoni's disarmament, while Mahela Jayawardene attributed the fourth unprecedented victory of the Mumbai Indians' IPL title to the tactical acumen of their captain Rohit Sharma.
For the best scorer of the MI, Kieron Pollard, it was the 19th and 20th days of Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga that made the difference.
"The key moment was Dhoni's exhaustion. But also in moments of failure when Bumrah hurled the critical points to match the poor Malinga was also crucial. And the last, he thought Malinga finished the game beautifully. And as for the final, we knew we've defended 129 in the last two years, so we were confident, "said MI & # 39; Icon & # 39; Tendulkar after the game.
READ: Mumbai Indians overtake Chennai Super Kings for 1 race to win 4th IPL title
Head coach Jayawardene said: "We thought we had the game when MS left, but then Watto (Shane Watson) started beating. Some great decisions by Rohit, returning to experienced players in death.
Pollard on his part was all praise for the two sleeves.
"That kind of game you want to accomplish. People remember these games. Playing in many finals, I knew that the races add pressure to the team hitting second. I missed a few shots, but the way Bumrah and Malinga rolled in the last two overs – they finished it off for us. Malinga is a legend.
May 13, 2019 00:28 IST