Kolkata: After helping Mumbai Indians win their maiden IPL title, the ecstatic Kieron Pollard said he was kept back for the end overs to provide the necessary impetus to the innings. Mumbai were 52 for 4 in 9.3 overs when Pollard came out to bat. Gauging the situation, Pollard took a bit of time to settle before opening his shoulders. "Chennai have some world class players but it's good to play your best cricket against the best players. I practice hitting sixes and I'm there in the back end of the order to do that for my team," Pollard, who made 60* off just 32 balls, said after getting the Man-of-the-Match award.
Pollard said they waited for this title for four years and it's the result of hard work that their players had put in the last few seasons. "Four years, we have been waiting for this moment. [It was] a tough game for us. We wanted this one badly and played really hard. Well done guys," he added.
For scoring 732 runs in the tournament, Mike Hussey was awarded the Orange Cap. Although the Aussie expressed his disappointment for finishing on the losing side, he congratulated Mumbai for winning the title. "It has been good fun. Unfortunately couldn't finish well, but congrats to Mumbai. They had a fantastic day. I've thoroughly enjoyed playing for Chennai. I've been with them for six years and hope it continues," Hussey said.
Dwayne Bravo, who ended the tournament with 32
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