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WATCH: Rohit Sharma cheekily announces Player of the Match before Harsha Bhogle

In a hilarious moment after the Mumbai Indians against Punjab Kings clash on Tuesday, Rohit Sharma, at the post-match presentation ceremony stunned Harsha Bhogle when he announced the Man of the Match award on behalf of the presenter.

Harsha was in conversation with Rohit after the game and talked about the impact of Kieron Pollard in the match. The all-rounder had made a telling contribution with the ball, picking up the wickets of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul in the same over, immediately after the Powerplay.

He then went on to be an important part in the unbeaten 45-run stand with Hardik Pandya, making 15 off seven balls as Mumbai Indians romped home by six wickets.

Asked about Pollard, Rohit acknowledged his impact in the game, ending by stating that Pollard will be “happy to win the Man [Player] of the Match” for his bowling”. 

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Harsha, who had not announced the Player of the Match award at that point was left slightly stunned. He went on to make the announcement shortly after, citing that Rohit had anyway done it on his behalf.

WATCH THE VIDEO OF ROHIT ANNOUNCING PLAYER OF THE MATCH HERE:

Mumbai Indians notched up an important win against Punjab Kings on Tuesday, their first in the UAE leg of the tournament after they had lost to Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the start of the UAE leg.

Languishing at seventh in the points table before yesterday’s game, Mumbai lifted themselves up to fifth with the win and will be hoping to win the next three and make a late bid for a place in the play-offs.