Finally, after two successful years (almost!), CSK are deserving champions of IPL-3 beating the most consistent team of the tournament. CSK’s win, largely credited to Raina amazing consistency and Dhoni’s brilliant captaincy, gained impetus with the arrival of Bollinger in the side and Vijay sudden turnaround. As Albie Morkel aptly put it, CSK though inconsistent won when it mattered. Their last few games showed amazing team effort and that confidence seemed to carry them through in the finals. Well played talaivaas!!!!
On the other hand, Mumbai Indians may have just have lost steam when it required them to pull through. Their fielding let them down, the drama surrounding Tendulkar’s injury may have been an unwanted distraction, and their strange batting order may just have been the nail in the coffin. Having said that, Mumbai did have an amazing campaign, and Mr. Genius has to take all the credit for making the team believe.
IPL-3, in my view, was the best of the three editions. It was truly enjoyable and two contrasting yet most deserving teams made it into the finals and gave us a wonderful game. Now all attention will be on the world cup and I say bring it on. For now, I am going to cherish the Chennai win while regaling in the memories of SRT’s amazing performances through the tournament.