Tuesday, April 27, 2010


The world has quickly moved on from the result of IPL 2010 finals... it is more interested in the unforeseen result of the IPL Controversy. But I am still a step behind... still thinking about the finals.

Even before the finals, despite my support for MI, I had a strong feeling that CSK could upset the MI bandwagon. I'll tell you why. Lets have a look at the MI players who have played in big finals before this particular match:

Sachin Tendulkar: World Cup 2003 Finals
Zaheer Khan: World Cup 2003 Finals
Harbhajan Singh: World Cup 2003 Finals
Lasith Malinga: World Cup 2007 Finals
Kieron Pollard: Champions League 2009 Finals

In case you haven't noticed, all the five players above played in these finals for the losing team. These men had had no experience of winning a big finale. On the other hand, here is a list of CSK players:

MS Dhoni: World Twenty20 Cup 2007
Matthew Hayden: World Cup 2003, World Cup 2007
Muttiah Muralitharan: World Cup 1996
Doug Bollinger: Champions League 2009

These men have tasted victories in other big matches. They know how to win the crunch moments of such encounters. And in the end, I guess that was the difference between the two sides on the night of 25th April.

Well, I guess this is my last post related to the cricket in this year's Indian Premier League. A lot of other issues surrounding the cricket have come to fore over the past few days... but all of that, for some other day.


Anonymous said...

Nice way to justify your belated intuition towards CSK win.

Hope ur next blog throws some light on the Modi Tharoor and Controversy in IPL


Aneesh said...

Nice observation.