Did Mumbai Indians make a mistake by not sending in-form Ishan Kishan to play the super over? Many former cricketers think so. They have disagreed with Mumbai Indians’ decision to not bring out Ishan Kishan for the Super Over.
Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh was one of them. Soon after the Mumbai innings of the Super Over got over, he took to social media, ‘I think Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan should have come to bat in the super over! They were set bodies, were warm! I think RCB will just get out of jail here? What says #IPL2020 cause RCB has Mr.360, AB de Villiers 17.
I think @KieronPollard55 and @ishankishan51 should have come to bat in the super over ! They were set bodies were warm ! I think @rcb will just get out of jail here ? What say #IPL2020 cause @rcb has mr 360 @ABdeVilliers17
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 28, 2020
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Given an opportunity to play his first match for Mumbai Indians on Monday, after Saurabh Tiwary was ruled out because he was ‘unfit for the game’, the young batsman made a match out of almost nothing.
The Mumbai Indians’ innings were a struggle for the most part of it. Chasing 202 for victory, they were struggling at 112/4 at the end of 15 overs. With a daunting target of 90 runs to win in five overs, it looked like the game was over.
But that’s when Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan breathed some life back into the MI fans. They smashed the bowlers for runs until the target came down to 19 runs in the last over.
With the Sri Lankan Isuru Udana bowling it for the RCB, the first two balls were just a single each.
At 17 runs needed of 4 balls, it certainly looked like it was over, but just then Kishan blasted two sixes over the long-on boundary.
With a seemingly possible, 5 required off 2 balls, he holed up in the deep trying to smack another sixer. He was dismissed for 99. Pollard then managed to pull the last ball for a four, and we were fortunate to witness a second Super Over in 10 games this season.
However, India legend Sachin Tendulkar was ecstatic at the excitement of the game.
‘Ha Ha Ha… this is an unbelievable match. Aur kya kahein,’ he tweeted.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 28, 2020
No doubt Unbelievable match & an Unbelievable league, as Sourav Ganguly said, this is the best league in the world. Last match centurion Mayank Agarwal also took to social media to say that this is why IPL is the best league in the world.
CAN’T GET BETTER THAN THIS! https://t.co/vKZWDhZySy
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) September 28, 2020