"Our bowling in this tournament was excellent".
"In 2013, we played the IPL and went on to play the Champions Trophy and in fact we went on to win the Champions Trophy".
"We backed our ability and our skills, and that's probably why we got rewards".
Openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson both scored 50 in reply before the win was sealed with six balls remaining. He chose to inflict further damage of the fast bowler by creaming him for three boundaries in a row in the 16th over, after Bravo had muscled Malinga for a six already.
But these two teams have become just as familiar with each other as Real Madrid and Barcelona are with each other in Spanish football. The Australian launched into Lasith Malinga and Krunal Pandya, andput his team in the driver's seat; but his run out - with two balls remaining in the innings - gave the Mumbai Indians the opening they needed. He smashed eight fours and four sixes to power the Chennai innings through. "The crowd and players complement each other", Tendulkar said before the start of the final game in Hyderabad. Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir both picked up two wickets each. It was a good thing he did, because the wickets kept tumbling around him: Suresh Raina (8), Ambati Rayudu (2) and fellow India national cricket team player MS Dhoni (2) all departed for single digit scores, with only Dwayne Bravo reaching double figures as he contributed 15 runs. The MI skipper has won IPL title four times with Mumbai and one time with now-defunct Deccan Chargers.
The Chennai captain indicated that changes could be made in the batting line-up for next season. "There is nothing against the bowlers, but the batsmen could've done better".
"Winning fourth title for Mumbai makes me very happy", Bumrah said after receiving his man of the match award. "Both (teams) committed mistakes, and eventually the winning team was the one that committed one mistake less". But as it turned out, like Watson, Malinga too had saved his best for the last.
Hyderabad metro will run till 1 am tonight for final IPL between CSK and Mumbai Indians.
Watson's return to the IPL next season was already uncertain after the 37-year-old bid farewell to Australia's Big Bash early this year.