Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar points Mumbai Indians as the IPL 2020 winner. The Mumbai born cricketer earlier captained the Mumbai Indians but fails to lift the title for the franchise under his captaincy.
Mumbai Indians is the only franchise to bags four IPL title so far(2020). Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians have a strong batting and bowling order for this year’s IPL. But fails to show up in the opening game against Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.
In the first match of the IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings(CSK) beat Mumbai Indians(MI) by 5 wickets.
Sachin Tendulkar Points IPL 2020 winner
Speaking to Aakash Chopra in a YouTube interview, Tendulkar said, “Of course the Men in Blue, are there any doubts? I’ve always been in blue everywhere. When Mumbai and Indians come together then it becomes Mumbai Indians.” The Mumbai squad has won the championship four times in the previous seasons.
However, Tendulkar added that the team which has the momentum will have to make the most of it since it is a long tournament. Highlighting that every team is well balanced, Tendulkar opined that the format is such where a lot of things happen quickly.
“When batsmen start playing shot too early we tend to advise him to be a little watchful and when someone takes his time we want him to get on with it. It is going to be exciting. I feel it’s anyone’s game. So the team which has momentum, they have to make the most of it. It’s a 53-day tournament, the momentum comes and goes, there will be a lot of ups and downs,” he said.
Watch Sachin Tendulkar Talk with Aakash Chopra
Even after retiring from the game after leading the Mumbai squad in initial seasons, Tendulkar continued as a mentor with the franchise. However, this year the Master Blaster has been missing from the spotlight. However, he has informed that he has no plans as of now but might ‘definitely try’ to travel to UAE.
“To a certain extent I’d say that (It’s important to start well). The first game is very important. Even in a Test series, it is the same here. So when the first game goes well, the team meetings become shorter. A less complicated makes you concentrate on what is happening at the opposite end because that is where the bowler will from,” Sachin added.