‘Wherever I go, people remind me of the last-ball six’: Mumbai Indians batsman remembers thrilling win

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The thrilling 5 wicket win towards Rajasthan Royals within the 2014 IPL must be one in every of Mumbai Indians’ most thrilling matches of all time. The Royals set Mumbai Indians a goal of 190, however MI wanted to knock it off in 14.three overs, to enhance their run-rate over the Royals and claw their approach into the Playoffs.

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No one would have banked MI to tug off a jailbreak of such sort however it was made attainable by Corey Anderson, who struck a belligerent 95 off 44 to be rightly named Player of the Match. However, Aditya Tare deserved equal credit for the win, who hammered a six off the primary ball he confronted to knock Royals out of the competition.

“Mumbai Indians has such a huge and loyal fanbase not just in India but across the world,” Tare mentioned throughout an Instagram Live session with Cricket Graph. “Fortunately, there was a moment in my career when it came down to one ball with a boundary or six needed, and it worked out for me as a batsman. Wherever I go or meet people, the first thing they keep reminding me about is the last ball six and the celebration. So, it is a very special moment for me.”

MI headed into IPL 2014 as defending champions, however having misplaced their first seven matches – through the UAE leg – nobody game MI, a lot of an opportunity. Surprisingly, through the India leg, MI roared back to win six matches out of seven, with match 56 of the event being a knockout for the ultimate Playoff spot between them and the Royals.

Half-centuries from Sanju Samson and Karun Nair obtained Royals to 189, which wanted to be defended off 87 balls. But MI responded with maybe the heist the IPL, when Tare, off his first ball, dispatched a leg stump full toss over deep midwicket. As euphoria exploded on the Wankhede, two sights stood out. Tare working wildly together with his jersey on his face and Rahul Dravid, the Royals mentor, shedding his mood and throwing his cap onto the bottom.

“I had my eyes on the shorter boundary at the leg side, which I was confident about clearing. I thought he was going to bowl me at off stump but he offered me a full-toss,” Tare mentioned.

“I middled it perfectly and the ball went into the stands. The fact that it happened in Wankhede was great in front of our loyal fan base. That last-ball six to me is as good as a golden goal in a football World Cup. The celebration was purely my instinct as a football fan.”

[Attribution HT]

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