The final was well worth staying awake upto 2:30 in the morning. Not to mention the hilarious tweets. What a time for Dhoni to play the innings of his lifetime. The stabilising innings from Gambhir & Virat meant that India didn’t feel the repercussions of losing Tendulkar & Sehwag cheaply.
The only silverware missing from Sachin’s trophy cabinet has been won. 6 attempts and what a way to sign off with a victory. An end to another magnificent career of Murali. Too much was made of the controversy at the toss. Our conspiracy theorist media lapped it up.
It would not have been a well deserved win if India had won the cup the easy way. To beat Australia, Pakistan and finally Sri Lanka en route to win the cup is probably the best written script.
Also that should settle the claim around Dhoni that he is plain lucky. Luck only takes you so far. Like it or not, he is a masterclass captain. A T20 world cup win and now the 50 over World Cup and not to mention the numerous series wins both at home and abroad, Dhoni has proved to be the best ever player to have captained India.
The biggest party in the world is happening out there. Enjoy it while it lasts. For the next 4 years, We Are The Champions.
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