Nothing works like victory: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar said 'nothing works like victory' as it inspires players to strive hard for positive results. Mumbai beat Punjab by a handsome margin of eight wickets to keep their semifinal chances alive in the second edition of the Indian Premier League event.cricket Updated: May 13, 2009 01:20 IST
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar said 'nothing works like victory' as it inspires players to strive hard for positive results.
Mumbai beat Punjab by a handsome margin of eight wickets to keep their semifinal chances alive in the second edition of the Indian Premier League event.
"Generally nothing works like victory. When you start winning, your body language is different, your intensity is different and that is what has happened today," he said after the match.
Tendulkar was happy with his spinners and fielders and credited them for the win.
"We bowled well in the second half. Harbhajan and JP Duminy....These two guys brought us in the game and some brilliant catches. We were getting wickets at regular intervals and that was key to us," Tendulkar said.
Man of the match Harbhajan Singh was also happy with his performance as he gave away just nine runs in his four overs apart from taking one wicket.
"I am very pleased with this performance. We fielded brilliantly. This was an important game for both the teams and am happy to stand on the winning side.
"The first two balls set the tone. I was trying to spin the ball away from the batsmen and that worked. I am happy with what we did today. It clicked," the wily off-spinner aid.
Yuvraj Singh blamed poor batting for the defeat.
"We did not bat properly. Except from Sunny (Sohal) not one tried to bat till the 20th over. We did not have enough runs on the board. We needed at least 150 runs," he said.
The Punjab southpaw also praised his rival players for their super show.
"Harbhajan, Duminy and (Lasith) Malinga bowled really well. They did not give us opportunities to score and then Bravo played a blazing innings. We were 40 runs short. We kept losing wickets and did not get momentum," he said.
First Published: May 13, 2009 01:18 IST