Class actThe Super Kings used the home advantage to the maximum and didn't lose a match at the Chepauk. In the final, they took their game to another level and didn't allow the Royal Challengers to make a fight of it.
On any given day, 205 is a match-winning total and if you get that in the final, you have more or less secured the title. The Royal Challengers were the deserving finalists by beating the Mumbai Indians in the qualifiers, but they needed a special effort from Chris Gayle or someone else to chase the mammoth total.
Sad to miss outOn the personal front, I am disappointed to miss out on the West Indies tour. This is the first time we are going to play as world champions and I didn't want to miss the opportunity. I wasn't feeling well and went through some scans. The report suggested a lung infection. I wanted to be on that flight but the doctors advised me against it.
No matter how much I hate it, I will be cheering the boys from home.
The team will do well and I wish Suresh Raina and the boys the best of luck.
Strange reportageIt was amusing to see some of the television channels report that I pulled out of the tour because I didn't want to play under Raina. Do I need to state that I play for India and not for a captain?
Haven't I played under MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir? Haven't I said this too many times that last year was tough as I missed a lot of cricket due to injuries?
Anyway, let's hope the channels have better stories to report and bigger issues to deal with.