first_imgAfter a gruelling 51 days of cricket, the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League came to an end with Sunrisers Hyderabad defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to win their maiden IPL trophy. (Scorecard | Full IPL Coverage)David Warner’s bowlers put up an incredible performance to ruin Virat Kohli’s fairytale season in a high-octane summit clash at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.In a battle between IPL’s best batting and bowling line-ups, Hyderabad held their nerves despite initial onslaught from Chris Gayle and Kohli. Defending the a formidable 209, the visitors restricted the hosts to 200 for seven. (Record galore as Sunrisers Hyderabad lift maiden IPL title)It was Warner’s (69) batting and astute captaincy complemented by some inspirational death overs bowling by Mustafizur Rahaman (1 for 37) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0 for 25) that helped the Orange Army clinched the title. (Virat Kohli latest victim as Orange Cap jinx continues in IPL)Here’s what every one said after Hyderabad’s victory:Ben Cutting: It was exciting to play in front of such a big crowd. It was nice to get a few out of the middle tonight. Bhuvi was fantastic for us throughout with the purple cap and to finish it off in that way was good. That’s the beautiful thing about Bangalore. You can go the distance as batsman and the bowler as well.David Warner: It’s a fantastic team achievement. It’s overwhelming for me to lead this side, thanks for the chairman and the team for giving me this opportunity. The credit goes to all the guys in the team. I was happy that I led by example with the runs. It was a team effort. To have that perfect game and gel as a side, it’s really hard to get the combinations right. It was a team effort. They have a phenomenal squad. Look at the way Kohli led from the front. He’s a great leader. India are in a great place for the next few years that he’s playing for sure. He set the benchmark for all the guys in the tournament. To win three games to win the tournament, to come to Bangalore and do this was special. We were true underdogs. The boys batted, bowled and fielded well. And off the field, the support staff, the marketing team, everyone deserves credit. I am off to the Caribbean after 24 hours. advertisementVirat Kohli: I don’t want to bore the winning team too much. They deserve to talk more. I am really proud of the way we played this evening. The support was great from the crowd. I feel gutted that we didn’t do it for them. We were walking around to thank the crowd. Dan mentioned that scored 200 and we lost, it was just 8 runs but it matters. They capitalized on the key moments. I want to congratulate the Sunrisers, they are the deserving winners.Trent Boult: I don’t know whether I did (fill in for Mustafizur in the last game). Mustafizur played a massive role tonight.Eoin Morgan: That’s the real challenge of being an overseas player (on keeping the form). Absolute privilege to be here, we keep raving about it.Kane Williamson: The guys are really hydrated very well anyway (laughs, when asked how it was to watch from the sidelines). Special performance from the boys. Bangalore are a strong team and it was a complete performance from the team.VVS Laxman: He (Warner) is leading from the front. Today even under pressure, when Gayle and Kohli were batting, he was calm and encouraged the bowlers and allowed them to bowl to their plans and that’s what you want from a captain. We are fortunate to have him. Every single player, be it junior or the senior is very important for us and that’s why it was great to part of the SRH family.Muttiah Muralitharan: We tried very hard, worked very hard and planned very well. Every game was tough for us, started off by losing the first two games, but regrouped well and came back strongly.Tom Moody: They (the team) deserve to be off the chains and we will sing the team song again tonight (on the team singing it without him). We will make sure everyone in the side knows the words to the team song.Yuvraj Singh: It’s great. Had the World Cup and now have the IPL trophy too. Gayle was going strong but a few wickets let us in. Great finish by Bhuvneshwar in the end. I am happy with the injury and as long as the trophy comes, it’s good. Great team effort from the boys.advertisementDeepak Hooda: Barinder has bowled well. The strike bowlers and death bowlers played their parts perfectly. My performance was not good but it was a team effort. Today, we will sing the team song.Barinder Sran: It was a pressure game, but we backed ourselves. Warner supports the bowlers with the fielder that he wants.Naman Ojha: Absolutely brilliant by our bowling unit, they bowled their hearts out.Moises Henriques: That was a lot of fun. There’s a lot of cricket and travel, but you get to make a lot of friends. It was such good fun and such a good tournament to have with both internationals and the domestic players.Shikhar Dhawan: A great season for me and for the team. Davy lead us from the front, hats off to him. Great support from the support staff and all the players. I think our team is quite balanced. We did not start well, but managed to gain momentum through the journey.Bhuvneshwar Kumar: I wasn’t happy with the way I started the tournament, but I would like to appreciate myself for coming back strongly. I was focusing on improving my death bowling. It helped to have Mustafizur at the other end.last_img read more