Boys in Blue will celebrate this win late in night and they deserve it. But it is time for us to sign off. It has been a great pleasure for us to cover the Indian Premier League 2019 for you. After a few days of lull cricket will be bcak as the big one, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins on 30th May. Join us for the coverage of the World Cup. For now it is good-bye and good-night!
And Rohit Sharma joins his team to finally lift the Indian Premier League 2019 trophy. Fireworks and confetti go off as the Boys in Blue finally get their hands on the golden trophy!
Rohit Sharma | MI and Winning skipper -- (He will collect a cheque worth INR 20,00,00,000 on behalf of his team) Throughout the tournament we played some good cricket which was the reason we qualified at the top. We planned to split the tournament into two parts, every thing we did as a team, we got the rewards for them. We have a squad of 25 players, everyone came in at some stage and did the job; the support-staff as well. Our bowling in particular was excellent, at different stages in the game, the bowlers put their hands up and brought us back. Every bowler who got an opportunity put their hand up, took responsibility and that's why we got the rewards for it. Malinga is a champion, he has been doing it for many years for us. I was thinking of hardik for the final over, but I wanted to back someone who has been in that situation for us before, and Malinga has been there many times. I am learning in every game, every time I take the field. I have to credit the team as well, it is up to the boys to step up otherwise the captain is made to look foolish.
MS Dhoni | CSK and Runner's up captain -- (He will accept a cheque worth INR 12,50,00,000 on behalf of his team) As a team we had a good season. But we need to go back and reflect on how we reached the finals. It's not one of those years where we played really great cricket to reach here. The middle order wasn't great, and in IPLs it is very funny as to how both these teams are only passing on the trophies from one team to the other. Both teams made a lot of mistakes, they made one lesser mistake. I think the bowlers did really well for us, even today it was definitely more than an 150 wicket. They kept performing and kept getting wickets whenever needed. Whenever they restricted the opposition to a low score, somebody stepped up with thet bat, chipped in and that's how we've won most of our games. We have to go to our drawing board, and there is no real time for that now. We need to go into the World Cup and after that we need to see the gaps that we can fill. Nothing against the bowlers, it's the batsmen who need to step up. [Will he be there in the next season?] Hopefully yes.
Most Valuable Player of the Season
Andre Russell cliches the MVP award of the seaosn for his brilliant all-round display with the bat and the with the ball.
For picking 26 wickets throughout the season CSK's Imran Tahir wins the Pruple Cap
SRH's David Warner wins the Orange Cap of the season as he finishes with 692 runs for the season
Best strike rate of the season
KKR's Andre Russell wins the award for the Best Strike rate of the season