Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Shane Watson, who retired from all forms of competitive cricket after IPL 2020, lauded Mumbai Indians (MI). He said MI are nearly perfect side and have no weakness which will make them difficult to beat in upcoming seasons.
Mumbai won the IPL 13 and defended their title by defeating Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final. Last year, MI had beaten CSK in the final, and Watson was part of the final match.
The Rohit Sharma-led side finished top in the points table and then went on to continue their dominance in the playoffs. "Congratulations Mumbai Indians for winning their 5th IPL title. There is no question that Mumbai Indians had the strongest team all the way through IPL 2020.
"As the IPL continued to evolve, it confirmed to me more and more that Mumbai Indians have no weaknesses. That's internationally as well, let alone in the IPL. The more the Mumbai Indians played in the tournament, more and more, it felt they had no weaknesses," Watson said in his latest YouTube show.
The ex-Australian cricketer pointed out the strength of MI and said, "They had world-class opening batsmen, Rohit Sharma, and Quinton de Kock. Suryakumar Yadav, he continues to bat so well, it's not going to be too long before he plays for India. And he had a brilliant tournament. And then Ishan Kishan who came in and set the IPL alight as well. Whether he was batting in the middle-overs or opening in the absence of Rohit, he provided so much impetus.
"And then two best finishers in world cricket at the moment right now... Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard, just for a bit of back-up there, and also Krunal Pandya.
"In the end, they were too hard to beat, if they continue to put this team on the field over the next few years, they are going to be incredibly hard to beat."