Hardik Pandya: What was going through your mind when you were given the ball in the fifth over?
Krunal Pandya: I back myself in every game. Usually on the Wankhede pitch, the ball comes nicely onto the bat and I was looking to vary my pace. Yes, in the last game I didn’t do too well and was going through the motions. I rectified those mistakes and executed my plans today and it went well.
Hardik: There was someone who took those catches that resulted in those wickets.
Krunal: Definitely! It was only because of you. The moment the ball was hit towards you, I felt safe.
Krunal: Let’s talk about your batting. Tell us how I inspire you?
Hardik: Yes, you keep backing me and keep reminding me that I have to finish the game. This was the right opportunity for me to do that and get a win for Mumbai Indians. I am pretty happy that I could do it. God has been very kind.
Krunal: When you went out to bat, MI needed 60 runs in under four overs. What was your plan? Let me tell you I was confident that you would finish the game.
Hardik: I wasn’t thinking much. I knew the bowlers would be under pressure. Yes, for a couple of balls I was under pressure as they were on top. Eventually, I knew that victory was just one shot away. I knew if I connect one, I will be able to put them under pressure and they will have to try out something new, something that they are not used to. I was lucky.
Krunal: But I was definitely under pressure.
Hardik: That is usually the story with us. When I bat, he feels the pressure and when he is batting, I am under pressure.