IPL 2017 by Kaushik Rangarajan • Last updated on ShareTweet Rohit Sharma became the first captain to lead an IPL franchise to three title wins © AFP Rohit Sharma felt the full weight of Karn Sharma jumping on his back. And so he ran. He may have felt a little silly doing so even as the rest of the Mumbai Indians squad assembled in a celebratory circle of blue at the other end. Eventually, the Mumbai Indians skipper was intercepted by a member of the support staff and dragged into the circle. Rohit had inadvertently preached the Jayawardene virtue of ‘equanimity no matter the result’ during his pre-match press press conference. But that newly-acquired cerebral image was shattered in the bedlam that followed a dramatic clinching of his fourth IPL title. The night will go in high on the list of IPL’s 10-year highlights reel. There was a unique sense of euphoria at the end that came from Mumbai moving clear of the chasing pack with a record third title. It had taken an epic, final-ball thriller to get there but the crowd was quick to understand the significance of the achievement, breaking into a systematic applause when the statistic… Read full this story
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