Shahrukh Khan’s KKR win IPL 2012 Final In Amazing Style
Shahrukh Khan’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the IPL 2012 final defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a closely contested final. No one seemed happier with this result than Shahrukh Khan who could be seen jumping, shaking his fist, hugging, cart wheeling, laughing, joking, teasing his daughter and apologizing all over the ground.
Batting first, CSK put up what looked like a match winning 190 runs for three wickets. After having lost captain Gautum Gamhir for only 3 runs, most viewers would have thought that CSK had it in the bag. But Cometh the hour and Cometh the men – MANVINDER BISLA and JACQUES KALLIS. Their partnership of 136 runs in only 82 balls made it look so easy. Surprisingly Manvinder Bisla played the role of the senior partner scoring 89 runs from 48 balls at a strike rate of 185.
One could see the hot and humid Chennai conditions draining the fluids and strength from both Bisla and Kallis. The over before Kallis got out he was struggling to run and had to be treated for cramps. The match took another twist towards the end, when it looked like CSK had the upper hand. KKR needed 16 runs from the last 7 balls. That’s when Lady Luck smiled on KKR. In his last ball of the 19th over, Ben Hilfenhaus (the best bowler for CSK) bowled a full toss which was declared a no ball because it was over the waist. The next ball was dispatched for a 4 by Shakib Al Hassan. Thus, Hilfenhaus’ last ball gave away 7 runs. In the last over of the 2012 IPL, KKR needed 9 runs to win. Manoj Tiwary hit two fours and finished the match. Final score – KKR 192/5 in 19.4 overs.
There was no doubt – the Man of the Match was MANVINDER BISLA. Haryana born wicketkeeper and batsman Bisla plays for Himachal Pradesh. The final was only his 7th match in the 2012 IPL. This calm and composed batsman played a hero’s knock.
After the match, there was more entertainment to follow, which was provided by Shahrukh Khan. SRK behaved like SRK. The joy, fun, warmth and charm that Sharukh showed to all makes it evident why he is the King of Bollywood. Keeping him company was his team of cheerleaders that included his relatives and daughter, Suhana. See the pictures to get a sense of the infectious joy that he felt and transmitted to everyone around him. KKR had underperformed in the last 4 seasons, but SRK had been patient with his team. In the 2012 IPL, KKR were consistently good throughout the tournament and deserved to win.
The positives for KKR have been the performances of Jacques Kallis, Sunil Narine, Bisla, Laxmipatty Balaji, etc. Gautum Gambhir’s captaincy and form have been a revelation. Looks like Gautum Gambhir’s marriage to Natasha Jain has worked wonders for him.
It was wonderful to see Shahrukh Khan apologizing for his behavior at the Wankhede stadium during the May 16, 2012 match against the Mumbai Indians.
The party moves on to Shahrukh Khan’s house in Mumbai – Mannat.
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Mumbai Indian’s Performance in 2012 IPL
This article is about the IPL 2012 Mumbai Indians team, their best bowlers, batsmen, scores, schedule, ranking and pictures. Details of all Mumbai Indian IPL 2012 matches is mentioned below.
Mumbai Indians Lose to Chennai Super Kings – Out of IPL 2012
Mumbai Indians were comprehensively beaten by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2012 Eliminator (Semi Finals) on May 23, 2012. Despite a disastrous start (losing 2 wickets for 1 run), CSK were able to put up a mammoth 187 for 5 wickets. Key contributions came from Michael Hussey (49 in 39 balls), Subramaniam Badrinath (47 in 39 balls), Dwayne Bravo (33 n.o. in 14 balls) and Man of the Match Mahendra Singh Dhoni (51 n.o. in 20 balls). Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni put up an incredible 73 runs in just 29 balls. Although Mumbai Indians started well with 47 runs in 5 overs, they lost their way and ended up with 149 for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
With this loss, Mumbai Indians finish their IPL 2012 campaign at 4th position. Mumbai Indians have not qualified for the Champions League T20 competition.
Chennai Super Kings will face Delhi Daredevils (DD) to decide which of these teams will meet Kolkatta Knight Riders in the final.
Shahrukh Khan Banned from Wankhede Stadium for 5 Years
Shahrukh Khan reportedly got into an argument with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials during the MI Vs KKR match on May 16, 2012. Post this incidence, MCA decided to ban Shahrukh Khan from entering Wankhede Stadium for the next 5 years.
According to Sharukh Khan, he was provoked by a racial slur. There is no place for racism in sports. If a MCA official did indeed utter a provocative racial statement, then strong action should be taken against that official. If the racial insult is found to be true, then this website suggests that Wankhede Stadium should be banned as a cricket venue for some time, so that a strong message is sent to all that racism will not be tolerated in cricket.
Take the example of the football English Premier League (EPL) in England. English football used to be beset with hooliganism and racism. The EPL authorities took a strong zero tolerance policy against racism. Even the English captain, John Terry, was not spared. The BCCI too should follow a similar zero tolerance policy.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2012 Points & Position
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Best Bowlers for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2012
Mumbai Indian bowlers have played a key role in ensuring that MI reach the Play-Off stage. The lethal LASITH MALINGA has the SECOND BEST AVERAGE and ECONOMY among all the bowlers in IPL 2012. Only Sunil Narine has bowled better in IPL 5.
Batsmen in IPL 5 are wondering how they can score runs when Lasith Malinga is bowling fast, precision yorkers at their toes.
Best Batsmen for Mumbai Indians in IPL 5
Except for Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians batsmen have been disappointing in IPL 2012. Other than Rohit Sharma, there is no other Mumbai Indian batsman in the Top 10.
Sachin Tendulkar – TIME Magazines Best Sportsman In The World
Is Sachin Tendulkar the Best Sportsman in the World? Along with millions of Indians, TIME magazine seems to think so too. Sachin Tendulkar is featured on the cover of the South Asia May 11, 2012 edition of TIME magazine. According to TIME magazine, Sachin Tendulkar is “THE GOD OF CRICKET – Why Sachin Tendulkar is the world’s greatest sportsman“.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Runs in IPL 2012
Mumbai Indians IPL 5 (IPL 2012) Match Schedule, Score, Results
|DATE & TIME||OPPONENT||VENUE||RESULT & MAN OF THE MATCH|
|4-Apr (Wed) 8pm||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Richard Levi; First match of IPL 5 was a comfortable win for MI. CSK were all out for 112 in 19.5 overs. Malinga, Ojha and Pollard each took 2 wickets. Suresh Raina top scored for CSK with 36 in 26 balls. MI made 115 in 16.5 overs with MOM Richard Levi top scoring 50 runs in 35 balls. Promising start by Mumbai Indians.|
|6-Apr (Thu) 4pm||Pune Warriors India||Mumbai||WINNER: Pune Warriors India; MAN OF THE MATCH: Steve Smith (39 in 32 balls);Poor performance by MI who made only 101/9 in reply to PWI’s modest total of 129/9. For PWI, Steve Smith scored 39 in 32 balls and Robin Uthappa scored 36 in 33 balls. For MI James Franklin and Dinesh Kartik scored 32 runs, but were not able to recover from a poor start to the innings. Ashok Dinda had impressive figures of 4 overs, 18 runs, 4 wickets.|
|9-Apr (Mon) 8pm||Deccan Chargers||Vizag||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Rohit Sharma(73 n.o. in 50 balls);This match was won on the last ball. DC scored 138/9. Munaf Patel took 4 wickets and Malinga took 3. On the last ball, MI needed 3 to win. Last over MI need 18 to win. 4th ball D Christian balls a full toss outside off stump and Rohit Sharma wacks it for a 6. Last ball is another full toss on the leg side which is also hit for a six by Rohit Sharma, who deservedly gets the MOM. Superb bowling by Dale Steyn (4 overs, 12 runs, 3 wickets).|
|11-Apr (Wed) 8pm||Rajasthan Royals||Mumbai||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Kieron Pollard (64 in 33 balls);MI put up an impressive total of 197/6 thanks to MOM Kieron Pollards 64 (in 33 balls), Ambati Rayudu’s 47 (32 balls) and Richard Levi’s 29 (22 balls). Johan Botta got hammered for 22 in one over. Commendable fightback by RR, led by Owais Shah (76 in 42 balls), who got out at a crucial juncture to Malinga in the 15th over. Very impressive figure of 4 overs, 13 runs, 2 wickets by Lasith Malinga.|
|16-Apr (Mon) 8pm||Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai||WINNER: Delhi Daredevils; MAN OF THE MATCH: Shahbaz Nadeem (4 overs, 16 runs, 2 wickets);Disastrous performance by the Mumbai team which was all out for 92 in 19.2 overs. Only Harbhajan (33) and Rohit Sharma (29) reached double digits. Superb bowling spells by Irfan Pathan (4 overs, 12 runs, 1 wicket), MOM Shahbaz Nadeem (4 overs, 16 runs, 2 wickets) and Umesh Yadav (4 overs, 11 runs, 2 wicket). Shahbaz got rid of both the openers in the 2nd and 4th over. Virendra Sehwag top scored with 32 in 36 balls.|
|22-Apr (Sun) 4pm||Kings XI Punjab||Mumbai||WINNER: Kings XI Punjab; MAN OF THE MATCH: Shaun Marsh; MI put up a competitive total of 163/6 with James Franklin scoring almost half the runs (79 in 51 balls). Other key contributor was Dinesh Kartik with 35 in 20 balls. Punjab made 164/4 in 19.3 overs with MOM Shaun Marsh top scoring 68 n.o. in 40 balls.|
|25-Apr (Wed) 4pm||Kings XI Punjab||Mohali||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Ambati Ruyudu (34 n.o. in 17 balls);The contest is now even with both teams winning one match each. Kings XI Punjab batted first and put up a competitive 168/3 with David Hussey scoring 68 n.o. in 40 balls. MI 171 with 1 ball to spare with both Sachin and Ambati scoring 34 and Rohit Sharma top scoring with 50 in 30 balls. The game turned in the 19th over by Piyush Chawla, which saw 27 runs.|
|27-Apr (Fri) 8pm||Delhi Daredevils||Delhi||WINNER: Delhi Daredevils; MAN OF THE MATCH: Virendra Sehwag; MI made 170/9 in 20 overs, which seemed competitive, but with Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene and Kevin Pietersen scoring half centuries, MI did not stand a chance. Dinesh Karthik (40 in 28 balls) and Ambati Ruyudu (62 off 39 balls) put up a valiant 96 run partnership for MI.|
|29-Apr (Sun) 8pm||Deccan Chargers||Mumbai||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Dale Steyn (DC); DC made only 100 all out in 18.1 overs. MI made 101/5 in 18.1 overs. Even though DC put up a small total, MI were in a spot of bother because of excellent bowling by Dale Steyn (2 Wickets for 10 runs).|
|3-May (Thu) 8pm||Pune Warriors India||Pune||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Lasith Malinga (4 wickets for 25);Mumbai Indians were able to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat. MI scored a paltry 120/9 with Sachin Tendulkar top scoring with 34. On a wicket that kept low and assisted the bowlers, PWI kept losing wickets at regular interval. With 12 required off the last over, PWI were only able to make 119/6. This 1 run win was the lowest score defended in IPL 2012.|
|6-May (Sun) 4pm||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Dwayne Smith (24 n.o. in 9 balls);Last ball win for Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2012, on May 6, 2012. The stars of the 49th IPL 5 match were Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. A match winning 24 n.o. in 9 balls earned Dwayne Smith the Man Of The Match award. Sachin Tendulkar finally regained his form. Chennai Super Kings put up a competitive 174. Until the 16th over, Mumbai Indians were in a comfortable position thanks to Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. In the space of 4 overs, MI lost 7 wickets. All seemed lost when Mumbai Indians needed 16 runs in the last over. Runs in the last over 1, Wicket, 1, Six (D Smith), 4, 6.|
|9-May (Wed) 8pm||Royal Challengers Bang||Mumbai||WINNER: Royal Challengers Bangalore;MAN OF THE MATCH: Chris Gayle(82 n.o. in 59 balls);This was the Chris Gayle show. Mumbai Indians started disastrously, losing 2 wickets for 2 runs. Dinesh Kartik top scored for MI with 44, helping Mumbai Indians reach 141/6. RCB made 142 in 18 overs, thanks to 82 n.o. in 59 balls by Chris Gayle. Gayle, who was dropped early in the innings, hit six 6s and five 4s. Although Mumbai Indians have been able to hold on to their 3rd position, RCB is close behind in the 4th position.|
|12-May (Sat) 4pm||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kolkata||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Rohit Sharma (109 n.o. in 60balls);MI made 182 for 1 wicket thanks to a 167 run unbroken partnership between Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs. Rohit Sharma shares the honors with David Warner (DD) for the highest individual score of 109 not out. Rohit Sharma was in supreme form, smashing the ball to all parts of the ground. KKR started poorly (3/2), but Kallis, Tiwary and Pathan put up a fight before they ran out of steam in the end.|
|14-May (Mon) 4pm||Royal Challengers Bang||Bangalore||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Ambati Rayudu(81 n.o. in 54 balls);What a remarkable unbeaten partnership between MOM Ambati Rayudu and Keiron Pollard. Half way through the Mumbai Indians innings all seemed lost before the two MI stars pulled off am incredible win. At the end of the 9th over, MI were 51 for 5, requiring 121 runs in 11 overs at a run rate of 11 per over. MI won with 2 balls to spare thanks to Ambati Rayudu’s 81 n.o. in 54 balls and Pollards 52 n.o. in 31 balls. RCB scored a challenging 171/6 with Mayank Agarwal scoring 64 n.o. in only 30 balls.|
|16-May (Wed) 8pm||Kolkata Knight Riders||Mumbai||WINNERS: Kolkata Knight Riders; MAN OF THE MATCH: Sunil Narine(3.1 overs, 15 runs and 4 wickets);Pathetic performance by Mumbai Indians and a remarkable bowling performance by KKR to defend a modest total of 140/7. Sunil Narine’s bowling figures (3.1 overs, 15 runs and 4 wickets) clearly show why he is rated as the best bowler of IPL 2012. Narine was ably supported by Lakshmipathy Balaji (4 overs, 11 runs, 2 wickets). KKR scored 140, with Manoj Tiwary scoring 41 runs. Surprisingly, MI’s star bowler, Lasith Malinga was expensive (4 overs, 32 runs, 1 wicket). In reply Mumbai Indians could make only 108 in 19.1 overs. At one stage MI were 59/1, before losing 9 wickets for only 49 runs.This match will be remembered as the match in which Shahrukh Khan got into a fight with officials at the Wankhede Stadium. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) decided to ban SRK for 5 years from entering Wankhede.With this win, the Mumbai Indians are in the Semi-Finals.|
|20-May (Sun) 8pm||Rajasthan Royals||Jaipur||WINNER: Mumbai Indians; MAN OF THE MATCH: Dwayne Smith(87 n.o. in 58 balls);Even before the match Mumbai Indians have reached the play-offs and Rajasthan Royals have been eliminate. RR scored a competitive 162/6 with Shane Watson top scoring with 45. What is worrying for the Mumbai Indians is that this is the second match in which Malinga gave 8.00 runs per over. MI tried 7 bowlers. Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith made the target seems easy with an unbeaten partnership of 163/0 in just 18.1 overs. This is the highest partnership in IPL 2012 and only the 5th 10 wicket victory in IPL history. Surprisingly Tendulkar played the role of the junior partner (58 n.o. in 51 balls) to MOM Dwayne Smith (87 n.o. in 58 balls).Could this be Rahul Dravid’s last appearance in IPL?|
Sachin Tendulkar May Not Play In IPL 2012 – To Undergo Surgery
In a major blow to the Mumbai Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar may not play in IPL 5 because of an old toe injury that is troubling him. Sachin has flown to London to consult a specialist. There is a possibility that Sachin Tendulkar may have to undergo surgery.
The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has put out a statement that even though Sachin has traveled to London for medical reasons, he will be available for the IPL 5 tournament and he will play in IPL 2012. The Mumbai Indians too have put out a press release stating that Sachin is in London for a routine check up and he will be joining the MI team soon.
In case Sachin is unable to play, Harbhajan Singh will captain the Mumbai Indians. In the 2011 Champions Trophy, Harbajan Singh captained the Mumbai Indians to win the trophy.
Mumbai Indians IPL 2012 Team
Mumbai Indians’ Domestic Indian Players
Sachin Tendulkar (Captain), Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Abu Nechim, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pawan Suyal, S K Yadav, Sushant Marathe, T Suman, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indian’s International Players
Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Herschelle Gibbs, Aiden Blizzard, Mitchell Guy Johnson, David Jacobs, James Franklin, Robin Peterson, Thisara Perera
Mumbai Indians’ Coaches
- Mumbai Indians’ Head Coach: Robin Singh
- Mumbai Indians’ Mentor and Bowling Coach: Shaun Maclean Pollock
- Mumbai Indians’ Assistant Coach: Paras Mhambrey
- Mumbai Indians’ Advisor and Fielding Coach: Jonty Rhodes
Mumbai Indians Support Staff
- Physiotherapist: Patrick Farhart, Robert Gibson
- Fitness Trainer: Ramji Srinivasan
- Video Analyst: CKM Dhananjai
Mumbai Indians’ Owners
The Mumbai Indians IPL franchise is owned by IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd, which is a group company of Reliance Industries Ltd. On January 24, 2008, Reliance purchased the Mumbai franchise for Rs 496 crore ($124 million).
Mumbai Indians’ Home Stadium – Wankhede
The Mumbai Indians home stadium is the Wankhede Stadium in South Bombay. In previous editions of the IPL, the Mumbai Indians had played their home games at DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium while the Wankhede Stadium was being rebuilt for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Mumbai Indians’ Position in Previous IPLs
- 2008 IPL: 5
- 2009 IPL: 7
- 2010 IPL: 2
- 2011 IPL: 3
- Champion’s League Trophy 2011: Winners
Mumbai Indians’ Partner NGOs
- Nanhi Kali
- Teach For India
Interesting Statistics From First Four IPL Tournaments
Highest Team Score in IPL
Chennai Super King scored 246 during IPL 2010. Murali Vijay top scored with 127.
Lowest Team Score in IPL
Rajasthan Royals scored only 58 runs during IPL 2009.
Highest Run Scorer Among All IPLs
Suresh Raina of the Chennai Super King has scored 1,813 runs. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar who has scored 1,723 runs and Adam Gilchrist with 1,603 runs.
Highest Individual Score in IPL
Brendon McCullum has the highest score of 158 runs in only 73 balls while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. The second highest individual score is 127 (56 balls) by Murali Vijay. Paul Valthaty’s 120 is the third highest score.
Fastest Century in the IPL
Rajasthan Royals’ Yusuf Pathan scored a record breading century in just 37 balls. The second fastest century is by Adam Gilchrist in just 42 balls.
Maximum Sixes by a Batsmen in All IPLs
Adam Gilchrist holds the record with 82 sixes, followed by Suresh Raina with 78 and Yusuf Pathan with 74.
Highest Wicket Taker Among All IPLs
With 64 wickets, RP Singh has taken the maximum wickets in all the IPLs. At second place are Lasith Malinga and Amit Mishra with 62 wickets.
Best Bowling in an Innings in the IPL
Sohail Tanvir of the Rajasthan Royals took 6 wickets for 14 runs. The second best figures are by Anil Kumble of Royal Challengers Bangalore who took 5 wickets for 5 runs.