Mumbai Indians become first team to register 100 wins in T20 cricket
Howing their bench strength, defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs in their last group stage match at the Eden Gardens to finish on top of the Indian Premier League table. In the process, Mumbai Indians created history, becoming the first T20 team in the world to win 100 games in their entire history. Having already qualified for the playoffs, the table toppers ringed in as many as six changes to their starting XI. Rohit Sharma was a happy man at the post match presentation ceremony. The 30-year-old Mumbai captain, expressed his satisfaction(संतुष्टि) with his team's consistency (संगति) in such a big tournament. "Finishing on top of the table is something we spoke about at the start of the game. This is the end of the league for us and we wanted to play good cricket. That's exactly what we did, we batted, bowled and fielded well," he said. Rohit was happy that the non-regulars in his team, stood up and took the opportunity (अवसर) when it mattered. "It was good to see and it goes on to show that we have a great bench strength. The boys have proved their bit whenever they've got opportunities. They have been proven match winners and it was a perfect case of playing a perfect game," he said.
Talking about the match he said: "They were going at 10 an over but we kept picking wickets which kept us in the game. We were not panicking and were just executing our plans. When the batsmen come hard, we have to stay calm and we did just that. Winning always helps and we expect to carry the momentum forward. One half of the tournament is over, we are entering a little part and we need to see who we play in the play-offs."
He emphasised (पर बल दिया) that carrying on momentum was the need of the hour for Mumbai Indians going into the playoffs.