In a rather disappointing final the Chennai Suuper kings beat the South African Warriors at the Wanderers. This was the only match I watched start to finish and unluckily for me, apart from a few moments for the wanderers the finals was a mis-match.
T20 is becoming a real drag and so many high profile events in a single year test your patience, especially when the quality of cricket is mediocre. Sure T20 has its place in bringing cricket to a wider audience but medicine in large doses turns poison and that is exactly what is happening. By dishing out so much of cricket, the interest in cricket could actually wane and we will see progressively lesser crowds for not only test matches, but even ODIs and T20s eventually.
Time will tell, however this is Dhoni’s time and he is making a habit of winning the big trophies. Captain Fantastic led the best team in the competition and nobody really measured upto them. Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Hussey, Raina, Ashwin, Murali, Bollinger, Morkel all played their part in what was a perfect team effort. The franchise has been arguably the strongest over the past three years – always making the semi-final at IPL and now winning the IPL and CLT20 double. They had a good vibe and were very entertaining, with their supporters having a Caribbean flair.
The auctions are due for next year , so we will not see the same team back together and I think that is fine. Change is always good entertainment. Sachin was complaining about investing in team building but thats Old Fashioned – T20 is a entertainment lottery and should not be played with conventional mindset. More the variables-more is the entertainment and better is the TRP.
For the connoisseur, the biggest test series is coming up. Australia play India in India. India have to show the kind of dominance they showed in the 2-0 victory last time around to prove that they deserve the No 1 ranking. But I am just waiting to see the Fab Four back in action – Sehwag, Sachin, Dravid and VVS. Move over ye artisans, time for the artists to take the stage.