Mumbai rummaged in to their 5th IPL title by beating Delhi in the Dream11 IPL 2020 final on Tuesday. The defending champion became only the second team to ever defend their Dream11 IPL title, after Chennai who did it in 2011. Rohit Sharma and co. cemented their credentials as the most successful franchise in tournament history and broke their odd year jin on Tuesday.
Mumbai vs Delhi: Kieron Pollard aims to dig at Chennai’s Dwayne Bravo after Dream11 IPL 2020 final
After Mumbai completed another successful Dream11 IPL campaign, Kieron Pollard couldn’t help it and aimed for a light-hearted jibe at international teammate and Chennai star Dwayne Bravo. Speaking on the sidelines after the Mumbai-Delhi showdown, the West Indian all-rounder said Mumbai’s 5th Dream11 IPL title meant the franchise was now unprecedented. Pollard noted that the next best team in tournament history was Chennai with 3 title wins.
The 33-year-old called Dwayne Bravo and said he just wanted to let his teammate know he was ahead of him with Mumbai’s Dream11 IPL win on Tuesday. Mumbai and Chennai share a fierce rivalry in the Dream11 IPL and are the two most successful franchises in the tournament, with eight wins out of the two. Incidentally, Pollard and Bravo were teammates in Mumbai during the 2010 season where Mumbai reached the final and lost to Chennai.
Pollard had a fairly successful season with Mumbai this season, playing some brief cameos for the defending champion this year. The 33-year-old has scored 268 points this season with a sparkling success rate of 191.42, with 15 fours and 22 sixes to his name. Pollard also contributed with the ball occasionally, taking up four wickets in 21 overs this season. The West Indian all-rounder also led the Mumbai franchise captaincy in the absence of Rohit Sharma, who missed four games due to injury.
Mumbai IPL title wins
Mumbai took home their fifth Dream11 IPL title on Tuesday, retaining their trophy from last season. Rohit Sharma and co. have now won five titles in the past eight years, since they first won the title in 2013. In total, Mumbai has seven titles to their name, including the two Champions League titles they won in 2011 and 2013. Only Kieron Pollard and captain Rohit Sharma have been part of the franchise in all of their title-winning seasons.
(Image Courtesy: Mumbai Team, Dwayne Bravo Instagram)
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