First ever IPL title for Mumbai Indians, Sachin Tendulkar announces his retirement from IPL.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians have defeated two times winner and two times runner-up Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs and won their first Indian Premier League title. Kieron Pollard was the man of the match who scored not out 60 runs in just 32 balls. Malinga, Johnsson and Harbhajn singh took 2 wickets each.

The final match of IPL season 6 was held at Eden Garden, Kolkata. Mumbai Indians won the toss and scored 148 runs in 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu(37 runs in 36 balls) and Kieron Pollard(60 runs in 32 balls) was saviour for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians had lost their 4 wickets at 52 runs. Slinga Malinga who was slightly out of form this season was bowled exceptionally well. He took two wickets of CSK in the first over of CSK batting. He bowled out Michael Hussay on fine sharp Yorker and then took Raina’s wicket on very next ball. Mitchell Johnsson and Harbhajan took 2 wickets each. The only player who played well was Mahendra Singh Dhoni(63 runs in 73 balls). Chennai lost this match by 23 runs.

This is the first IPL win for Mumbai Indians.  They were consistent throughout this season. Ricky Ponting who was struggling to score some runs decided to sit on bench after 5 matches. Then, Rohit Sharma becomes the captain of Mumbai Indians and he led his team very well. He was outstanding under pressure and played very good innings in this IPL.

The big news after end of the match was, Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Indian Premier League. After end of the match, Harsh Bhogle asked him about the victory of Mumbai Indians, when he said that this was his last IPL season and happy that MI won this time. He also said to Sunil Gavaskar that 21 years he waited for World Cup and 6 years for IPL. So this is the right time to get retire. Sunil Gavskar suggested him to get retire next season after playing first IPL match as it is going to be at Wankhede, Mumbai.

Sachin’s IPL Career:-

Higest Score of IPL : – 100 not out

Mat

NO

Runs

Ave

SR

100

50

78

11

2334

34.83

119.81

1

13

This IPL was full of good performances, entertainment and spot fixing controversies. Finally 7 week entertainment came to an end.

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