His 4-23 against Sunrisers Hyderabad nearly helped Mumbai spin victory but they ended up losing in a last-ball finish.
Iyer, was however, delighted with his side's first win this season. But T20 is like that.
Indians captain Rohit Sharma (18) struggled to keep things moving, though, and the Daredevils belatedly had wickets falling with some regularity late on as the hosts' run rate dipped below double-digits in the penultimate over. Everyone has to take the responsibility. In some matches, the luck didn't go our way but obviously all of us are hitting the ball really well. "Think I should buy Manish some beers after this", he said after receiving the award.
The first game could well be called the "Royal Rumble" as Bangalore captain Virat Kohli comes face to face with Rajasthan all-rounder Ben Stokes.
However, Pandey's screamer of a catch to oust Rana came in the first over upon the resumption and when Williamson pouched Sunil Narine (9) - who batted at No 4 instead of his usual opening berth - running back from midwicket, KKR began to slide. "Pollard is a unsafe batsman and he can take away the match from you". Bhuvneshwar Kumar of SRH took 3 wickets. "People also like to see that", he added with a smile. He picked some crucial wickets and has restricted the oppositions. "Mayank is wonderful to watch". I am really impressed by him. The 20-year-old leg-spinner has shown admirable composure and skill to claim seven wickets and top the bowling charts. You can bowl against any batsman in any condition. The batting line up did chip in by chasing the total but it was the bowlers, who have managed to pull the reins on the opposition on both occasions.
Ishan Kishan, batting at No. 3, recovered from a slow start to slam 44 off 23 balls, but Mumbai fell away below him. "I thought we had a very good chance to win".
The Mumbai players will be keen to put an inspired display for their 21,000 young fans (kids from municipal schools), who will be cheering for them as part of Reliance Foundation's Education and Sports for All initiative.
"We're back with a bang!" As batsmen, we would like to finish it as soon. They have been brought to the stadium in over 400 buses run mostly by the BEST Undertaking. "We made some decision-making errors in the batting. I was thinking 160-170 would be a good target, but didn't happen". It was defendable when we started fielding. "We believed that we could even after taking it to the last over", Iyer said. "He is doing that consistently".