Don’t want hardwork to go in vain: Sharma
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday urged his teammates to put up one last effort against Chennai Super Kings in the finals, saying all their hard work would go in vain if they failed to win the IPL T20 cricket tournament at the Edens Gardens on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians had an ominous start to their season eight campaign losing four matches on the trot but they turned the tables in style winning seven of their last eight matches to finish second in the league round.
Terming their passage into the final as the biggest thing, Sharma said: "At the end of the day, you wait for this all important day to win the Cup. No matter what we have done in the past if you don't win the final all your hard work will go in vain. We don't want that. We completely agree we didn't start well but we always believed there's character in the team."
"We're lucky that we're in this position and it's because of all the hard work we have put in over a month and a half.
We have all the potential, it was a matter of putting it together and translate it into wins.
"As a captain it's important for me to say it's one last effort we need. We are really determined to change the table. I'm pretty sure that the boys are experienced enough to know the importance of the match," Sharma told a joint news conference with Chennai Super King's Suresh Raina on the eve of the high voltage final match.