IPL 2017 Finals: 'War of words' between Rohit Sharma and Steven Smith ahead of IPL finale!

IPL 2017 Finals: 'War of words' between Rohit Sharma and Steven Smith ahead of IPL finale!

And a day ahead of this power-packed face-off, both Rohit Sharma and Steven Smith spoke to the media personnel regarding the competition.

Finally, the day has come when Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) are going lock horns for the last time in the tenth season of Indian Premier League (IPL). It’s the final which will be played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. It will be a fair chance for Rohit Sharma to win the title for the third time while Steven Smith will be playing the finals for the first time in IPLs. And a day ahead of this power-packed face-off, both Rohit Sharma and Steven Smith spoke to the media personnel regarding the competition.

Rohit Sharma spoke about Mumbai’s poor track record against Pune and said,”We have not ha a great history against Pune. They have been playing some really good cricket throughout the tournament. It’s just that we were not good on those days. That’s probably the reasons we lost the game.”

To the same question, Pune skipper Steven Smith replied,”Obviously, we can take a little bit of confidence from that. In the end, finals cricket is finals cricket and it comes down to that game and who plays best on that day.”

“Obviously, we can take a little bit of confidence from that. In the end, finals cricket is finals cricket and it comes down to that game and who plays best on that day,” Smith said.

Further, Rohit added,”Tomorrow, we got to make sure that we better and we play good cricket and focus on what we need to do as a team. We certainly did not have any individual brilliance throughout the tournament. Guys have come at different points and taken up the responsibility. (It) goes to show that teamwork is so much important whether it’s bowling or your batting.”

Earlier, Steven Smith shared his experience of being in India for 4 months and playing with MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming on social media.

(With inputs from PTI)

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