Tim David made sure that a thrilling night of play on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium culminated in a flurry of activity. In their 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) matchup, the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals did a commendable job of chasing down a 213-run goal. They had to score 15 runs in the last over, which was delivered by Jason Holder, for them to win. Despite being on strike, David managed to hit the first three balls of the over for sixes each, assisting MI in crossing the finish line. The IPL's highest-ever successful chase took place at Wankhede Stadium.
Kieron Pollard abandoned the finishing position for MI, and David has been largely regarded as the player who would take his place. Prior to the club's victory on Sunday, he had mostly average hitting results, and he said after the game that it felt nice to help the team win.
In a video posted on the IPL website, David is heard saying Tilak Varma, “This season I have been sitting and watching you and Surya (Suryakumar Yadav) smack the ball around.” Even if it wasn't his most fluent innings, Varma, who has been MI's top player for most of the season, completed the game undefeated with David. For the fifth wicket, the two batted together and put up 62 runs in only 23 balls. “I can't wait to make a difference and play well for the squad. Having your trust on the other end is good, he remarked.
Feeling fantastic. With your sprinting down at the other end, it's great to have crossed the finish line. I can't imagine a greater sensation. On other days, our rhythms are different. Even if you weren't in your usual rhythm today, you still made several crucial shots, he said.
David also made light of the fact that it's wonderful to give skipper Rohit Sharma, who turned 35 on Sunday, a cause to be joyful given that he hadn't been able to bat regularly before the victory against RR. “We wish our captain Rohit a very happy birthday. We've been playing poorly and given him sleepless nights, but today we have something to celebrate for him,” he remarked.