Jasprit Bumrah also compared himself playing the final back in 2013, and how things have changed for him © BCCI
Jasprit Bumrah also compared himself playing the final back in 2013, and how things have changed for him © BCCI

Having secured their place in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 by beating former champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by six wickets, in Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2017 playoffs, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, Mumbai Indians (MI) will now face Steven Smith-led Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday. Following the win, MI’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah said that he was feeling extremely good following the match-winning performance by his side. Bumrah also looked back at the IPL 2013 final, which was a tome he was just coming out of Under-19 cricket. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2017 Playoffs, Qualifier 2 at Bengaluru

“It’s always a good feeling after an amazing performance. It is the third time the Mumbai Indians is playing the final. To contribute today in this manner is a great feeling,” said Bumrah during an interview with Mitchell Johnson, according to BCCI. On being asked by Johnson that how things have changed for him since MI last played final in 2013, he said, “Back in 2013, when Mumbai Indians last played the final, I was just a youngster coming out of U-19 cricket. To play with you people is always special, and to learn a lot as well. Therefore, I have learnt a lot, and hopefully with what I have learnt, I will probably be able to use it in the final as well.” FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), IPL 2017 Playoffs, Qualifier 2 at Bengaluru

When asked if he bowled at sheer pace at the net sessions in 2013, he said, “Usually, when you are coming out of U-19 cricket, you think you know you have pace. Therefore, you try to experiment it on bowlers, as if you hit the batsmen, they do not like it. Consequently, I thought I would try it on the bowlers, and it was a good day. Isn’t it?”

Meanwhile Johnson too said that he was looking forward to playing in the final alongside Bumrah, and hoped for a win. “I was very impressed with Bumrah at that age. I think he has come along a long way. [Been] highly impressed with his performance throughout this season. Also, looking forward to playing a final with him. Just a game to go, and hopefully it is a win,” said Johnson.