IPL 2024 MI vs RCB Who Said What?

IPL 2024 MI vs RCB Who Said What?: In a clash of cricket titans El Clásico, the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore ignited the stadium with their fierce rivalry. As the battle unfolded, sparks flew both on and off the field, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.

Discover the thrilling exchanges and verbal volleys between MI and RCB players during the IPL 2024 showdown. Dive into the intense banter and captivating moments that defined this electrifying clash.

Jasprit Bumrah is the player of the match

Very happy with the outcome. I will never say I wanted to take a five-for. The wicket was sticky and I am very happy with the contribution. In this format it is very harsh for the bowlers. I try to not be a one-trick pony, I have worked on this early in the career. People start to line you up. I want to have different skills. Bowling is tough, because you will have to take a beating. When things have not worked out for me the next day I have seen the videos and analyzed what did not work. Preparation is always the key. Important to keep pushing yourself before a game. It is not a one-trick pony. You don’t always have to bowl a yorker, sometimes you bowl a yorker, sometimes short ball. There is no ego in this format. You can bowl145, but sometimes it is important to bowl slower balls.

Hardik Pandya

Feeling Wonderful! Always good to win. The way we have won, was great. Impact player has given us the opportunity to use the extra bowler. It gives me extra cushion as well. [Run chase] The way Ro[hit] and Ishan batted, it was important for us to finish the game early. People know what the situation is. When we saw the target get lesser, we thought to get the run rate higher. [Bumrah] I am lucky to have Bumrah in my side. He does this over and over again. Every time I ask him he gets the wickets. He practices in the nets. He has so much experience and the confidence. [Surya] I did tell him, welcome back when he scored the fifty. I have been opposition captain to him as well. Some place he hits, I have never seen any batter hit

Key Highlights

  1. Ninth instance of Mumbai Indians successfully chasing down a target of 190-plus runs, joint-most by any team in T20s, alongside Punjab Kings.
  2. And the 11th time where Royal Challengers Bengaluru failed to defend a target of 190-plus runs, also joint-most in T20s, alongside Punjab Kings.
  3. Top three fastest successful 190-plus target chases in the IPL in terms of run rate have been by Mumbai Indians.
  4. 50th win for MI at Wankhede, the first team to reach 50 wins in the IPL at a venue.

Suryakumar Yadav (SKY)

It is always good to be back in Wankhede. Joining the squad was great. Mentally I was here, just physically in Bangalore. Great to be back, Coming at Wankhede chasing 200 if there is dew it is important to take a chance. Wanted to finish early for the net run rate. [On his shots over point] I just try to play the field. I practice these shots. It is in my muscle memory. [Favorite shot] I think all the shots. The slice over point was my favourite. [Kishan] That’s what we have told him. Just go out and enjoy. His intent has been great. He is enjoying the fruits. [Bumrah] It is always good to have Jasprit by your side. It has been 2to 3 years, have never batted Jasprit in the nets. Either he breaks my bat or my foot.

Faf du Plessis RCB

Very tough pill to follow. It was very wet out there, it will be nice to win a toss somehow. Credit to MI how they came out and made our bowlers make a lot of mistakes. Anyone that came in and found the middle of the bat. We spoke about it. [Dew] We knew the dew would play a big part. We needed 215-220. 190 wasn’t enough. It is a big thing at some venues. When the dew settles in, it was very tough. We changed the ball many times. It is the only sport where the changes in conditions make a difference. We need that score board pressure. We fought with the bat. We lost crucial wickets at crucial stages. We had to rebuild a lot of the times. The guys played positively. [On Bumrah] He has been the difference in the two innings. We put them under pressure but the one guy, being out there myself, and you see him with the ball in his hand. You want to put him under pressure, but the variety does everyone in. He has got a really good bouncer, slower ball. Someone like Malinga was the best bowler in T20 cricket, but Bumrah has taken over the reins. You know you can bring him on and take the wickets but also be defensive. [What went wrong] I feel like from a batting perspective, we have to push for that 200. We don’t have as many weapons in our bowling. So it comes down to the batting. From a bowling perspective, we have lacked penetration. We have to get them two or three down in the powerplay. Always feels like we are on the back foot after the first four overs.