Champions League Twenty20 2010: Memorable moments September 28, 2010

Klinger makes hay, Hayden clings on

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Innings of the tournament
For a large part of the tournament, he was the man leading the golden bat race. Michael Klinger scored three half centuries for South Australia, two of them while chasing. His best effort was the 78 off 48 balls he smashed against the Lions in Centurion. Klinger had not scored a half-century in 20-over cricket before that day and a combination of excellent exploitation of the short ball, perfect placement and crafty footwork saw him sail over the 50 mark. He shared in two century opening partnerships in the competition, so his sidekick, Daniel Harris gets an honorary mention.

Spell of the tournament
Albie Morkel produced two gorgeous, bouncy overs for the Chennai Super Kings against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the semi-final. He had the ball swinging like the 60s and Manish Pandey didn't quite know what to do with the away movement. At one point, there were three slips in position. Morkel picked up the wicket of Robin Uthappa with the final ball of the second over to finish the spell with figures of 1 for 13.

Catch of the tournament
Plenty of great plucking in this tournament made this one a difficult pick. Jean Symes and Johan Botha get special mention but the clutch that cut it was Matthew Hayden's spectacular steal against Central Districts in Port Elizabeth. Mathew Sinclair's reverse sweep off Muttiah Muralitharan required an acrobatic leap to the right from Haydos at first slip which he pulled off in fine style. He had a lean run with the bat and is fast approaching 40, but Hayden's powers of anticipation have not dimmed.

Surprise package of the tournament
The Warriors had laid claim to their first two pieces of silverware since the franchise system began on their way to qualifying for the Champions League. They fancied themselves for a final four spot but to advance to the decider in such emphatic fashion was surely unexpected. Davy Jacobs became everybody's favourite player with his no-fear brand of batting and easy-going leadership style. The home boys won the hearts of many and even though they lost in the final, they provided more than enough evidence that something very special is stirring in the Eastern Cape.

Thanks-for-coming of the tournament
Guyana, Central Districts and Wayamba provided a trio of whipping boys for the other teams. Between them, they posted the five lowest totals in the competition and conceded the two highest scores. Most of the time their hearts didn't seem in it, although they told us they were, so even when the Sri Lankans thrashed the New Zealanders by 74 runs, no-one cared.

Heartwarmer of the tournament
The unfancied Highveld Lions upset the Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener, to leave audiences aghast. When Robbie Frylinck bowled the last ball, to hand the Lions victory by nine runs, the team stormed the pitch to the sound of K'Naan's Wavin' Flag. The union that has been so troubled by internal strife and so plagued by failure were united for those few minutes by victory.

Best atmosphere of the tournament
The Centurion crowd at the semi-final between Warriors and the South Australia Redbacks. A hen party was clucking away in the grandstand complete with pink mining helmets for the girls and a colourful, fake, Mohican for the bride-to-be. That bunch was not even nearly as raucous as Redbacks' WAGS in the president's suite, cheering on their men, even when it was obvious that they were going home. By that point, the rest of the crowd threw their weight behind the South African side and started a chant, "Bye, Bye Redbacks." The Eastern Cape found a home in Centurion.

Song of the tournament
Enrique belted out I Like It at the opening ceremony but that song in its cheesy entirety was not heard again. There was a masala mix version of it, muddled with Taio Cruz's Dynamite. Catchy, but not quite the best beat of the event. For a tune that screams "bring out your pom-poms," a lesson in spelling and a healthy blend with something that sounds like Bhangra, the Chennai Super Kings theme song is the one that rocked.

Advice of the tournament
Someone needs to tell Ravi Shastri that when he is holding a microphone, he doesn't have to shout.

Quotes of the tournament
"This is a massive achievement for the Eastern Cape. The last 18 months have been unbeliev…., unbeliev… ongelooflik. I don't even know what the question was."
Davy Jacobs' turns to his mother tongue Afrikaans when his English fails him, and then forgets what he was asked in the first place

"I'll just go make a cup of coffee."
Jehan Mubarak, captain of Wayamba, at his press conference after his side lost to the Victoria Bushrangers. The media had no questions for the losing skipper

Firdose Moonda is a freelance writer based in Johannesburg

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  • khalith on September 29, 2010, 11:59 GMT

    mr.jnanesh: u said RCB was unlucky to b defeated by CSK in CLT20 semi if they r unlucky in dis match den wat d bloody hell RCB did in al 3 IPL series last in group in 1st IPL, runner up in 2nd den loser in semi in 3rd wil u say RCB had been & have been unlucky in all d series ha ha ha i wont wonder if u say RCB wil have been unlucky coz they wil never win if they depend on 1 or 2 plrs like u said (unfortunately they lost both the superstars Deril Steyn & Jack Kallis) luk @steyn rcrd in dis CLT20 0/31 against lions,0/38 agnst red backs,3/26 agnst MI&1/23 agnst weak guyana luk @ CSK rcrd in CLT20 gldn bt VIJAY, gldn bl Ashwin & man of d series again Ashwin dats y CSK won man & 1 more thing CSk won bcoz of their captain who s cool & friendly to plrs but Kumble he s not desrved to b captain 4 any team he is shouting n showing irritated face to plrs pandey made brilliant effort on rainas shot unfortunately he couldn't get it but save d six even though anil lukd unsatisfied dats y u lost..

  • on September 29, 2010, 7:25 GMT

    Actually RCB was low and outcast ed team in first IPL. In second IPL they were lucky enough to see CSK beating Punjab in last league match to pave the way for outcast ed RCB in to semifinal..and they were lucky enough to win against chennai in semifinal due to Dhoni slow scoring rate after fall of hyden. In this semifinal too, manish pandey scored more than what kallis could have scored.. Chennai never ended in IPL finishing ugly, stinky 7 position..LOL..

  • peterss on September 29, 2010, 6:59 GMT

    @jnanesh, i think that so many comments are enough to justifythat you have a totally wrong mentality when it comes to supporting yr home team. India first then your home team. but appeciate good performance first, be it invidual from any state or any good team performance. people like you are a disgrace when it comes to team selection where you critisize the selectors for favouring a particular state. think before you write, mr shameful jnanesh!

  • rasiramesh on September 29, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    Mr.jnanesh reacted more emotionally! I'm a CSK fan, if CSK had lost 2 RCB in semi's I would hav cheered for RCB and support them if they play in final, bcos RCB is my country's team. Why he says tat his team dependent only on Steyn and kallis, so he does not believe in Ross taylor, White, Dravid, Kohli,Pandey, Uthappa who r gud hitters of ball. The way he commented is like he itself had insulted his team players. 1st u hav belief in your team and then u comment others team! CSK had triumph because all the players have contributed equally to their team. Mr.jnanesh u go and look in the STATS of CLT20, Where in all departments in top 3 there will be CSK players. Tats y they have won! They didnt won by luck, its a team-effort. 1st be an INDIAN and then be loyal to ur home team. The way he commented is like tat his team is dependent only on luck and not on performance. As a CSK fan , I believe in RCB that they r an gud IPL team, but poor jnanesh dont hav belief and criticised his team!

  • DINESHCC on September 29, 2010, 5:24 GMT

    Jnanesh: With your comments you underestimated your RCB team. Without Kallis and Steyn they cannot win a match? Are you kidding? In the CLT20 Vinay Kumar and Praveen Kumar bowled well than Steyn and taken wickets too. It is not because of the bad luck they lost. Because of the fielding lapses they lost the match to Mumbai and Chennai. Pollard is the superstar of MI team. Against RCB he scored 0. Whether Mumbai lost that match? It is not RCB, every team is not depending upon one player or two? Secondly whether "A" group is weakest teams. Then how Warriars defeated comfortably South Australia team who was undefeated in the CLT20 till semi final. Please do not underestimate your team. RCB has Pandey, Dravid, Uthappa, Kohli, Taylor, White, Kumble and all are class players

  • on September 29, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Goodluck Dhoni 4d aussie series!!!

  • on September 28, 2010, 21:31 GMT

    @jnanesh stop like these comments...! You Insult The Players of RCB . Do You Know What Is Meant By Luck? In CSK All Players Are Contributed So They Win, Of Course, RCB Has Missed Their 2 Key Players, What About The Others? What The Other Players Do In The Semis..? In My Opinion RCB Has Better Luck Than CSK Because CSK Need 3 Wins To Qualify For The Semis. However RCB Qualified For Semis With 2 Wins...!CSK Also Misses Key Player Albe Morkel In 2 Matches Are They Losed? In CSK All Bowlers Bowled Well...!The MI & RCB Also Has Same Kind Of Bowling Line-Up, Are The All Bowlers In MI & RCB Has Bowled Well..?People Should Understand Onething That Winning Is Not Depend Upon The Individuals , It Is Depend Upon The Team Performance...!

  • VidhuShekhar on September 28, 2010, 19:38 GMT

    @jnanesh... chill buddy! Its an Indian team that won... celebrate that! No doubt it was RCB's bad luck... but I personally think CSK were the favorites anyways. Also, Group A was the tougher of the two as it had all the respective leagues' champions, whereas grp B had all the runner ups.

  • VidhuShekhar on September 28, 2010, 19:37 GMT

    @jnanesh... chill buddy! Its an Indian team that won... celebrate that! No doubt it was RCB's bad luck... but I personally think CSK were the favorites anyways. Also, Group A was the tougher of the two as it had all the respective leagues' champions, whereas grp B had all the runner ups.

  • on September 28, 2010, 18:33 GMT

    Mr. Jnanesh, its not Bad luck....to be in Group A u should be the champion of their respective domestic leagues......they r not even runners-up in domestic competetion :D.... so dont talk abt the RCB..... they were searching for Ball in the whole game.....when raina was smacking as well as Albie was bowling poor RCB hahahahaha...... CSK IPL as Well as CLt20 champions :) ...... @ the end of day winning matters not the way :)...... in fact CSK is the only team which hasn't lost a game in the competition in real time :) they bowled out all the sides they played against......what else u want to be a Champion side :) the Chennai Super Kings theme song is the one that rocked the CLT20.... nothing more to prove :) Ithu Chennai Chennai Super Kings Enga yellow fellow endrum wins.... hear the song it will tell u abt us :)

  • khalith on September 29, 2010, 11:59 GMT

    mr.jnanesh: u said RCB was unlucky to b defeated by CSK in CLT20 semi if they r unlucky in dis match den wat d bloody hell RCB did in al 3 IPL series last in group in 1st IPL, runner up in 2nd den loser in semi in 3rd wil u say RCB had been & have been unlucky in all d series ha ha ha i wont wonder if u say RCB wil have been unlucky coz they wil never win if they depend on 1 or 2 plrs like u said (unfortunately they lost both the superstars Deril Steyn & Jack Kallis) luk @steyn rcrd in dis CLT20 0/31 against lions,0/38 agnst red backs,3/26 agnst MI&1/23 agnst weak guyana luk @ CSK rcrd in CLT20 gldn bt VIJAY, gldn bl Ashwin & man of d series again Ashwin dats y CSK won man & 1 more thing CSk won bcoz of their captain who s cool & friendly to plrs but Kumble he s not desrved to b captain 4 any team he is shouting n showing irritated face to plrs pandey made brilliant effort on rainas shot unfortunately he couldn't get it but save d six even though anil lukd unsatisfied dats y u lost..

  • on September 29, 2010, 7:25 GMT

    Actually RCB was low and outcast ed team in first IPL. In second IPL they were lucky enough to see CSK beating Punjab in last league match to pave the way for outcast ed RCB in to semifinal..and they were lucky enough to win against chennai in semifinal due to Dhoni slow scoring rate after fall of hyden. In this semifinal too, manish pandey scored more than what kallis could have scored.. Chennai never ended in IPL finishing ugly, stinky 7 position..LOL..

  • peterss on September 29, 2010, 6:59 GMT

    @jnanesh, i think that so many comments are enough to justifythat you have a totally wrong mentality when it comes to supporting yr home team. India first then your home team. but appeciate good performance first, be it invidual from any state or any good team performance. people like you are a disgrace when it comes to team selection where you critisize the selectors for favouring a particular state. think before you write, mr shameful jnanesh!

  • rasiramesh on September 29, 2010, 5:36 GMT

    Mr.jnanesh reacted more emotionally! I'm a CSK fan, if CSK had lost 2 RCB in semi's I would hav cheered for RCB and support them if they play in final, bcos RCB is my country's team. Why he says tat his team dependent only on Steyn and kallis, so he does not believe in Ross taylor, White, Dravid, Kohli,Pandey, Uthappa who r gud hitters of ball. The way he commented is like he itself had insulted his team players. 1st u hav belief in your team and then u comment others team! CSK had triumph because all the players have contributed equally to their team. Mr.jnanesh u go and look in the STATS of CLT20, Where in all departments in top 3 there will be CSK players. Tats y they have won! They didnt won by luck, its a team-effort. 1st be an INDIAN and then be loyal to ur home team. The way he commented is like tat his team is dependent only on luck and not on performance. As a CSK fan , I believe in RCB that they r an gud IPL team, but poor jnanesh dont hav belief and criticised his team!

  • DINESHCC on September 29, 2010, 5:24 GMT

    Jnanesh: With your comments you underestimated your RCB team. Without Kallis and Steyn they cannot win a match? Are you kidding? In the CLT20 Vinay Kumar and Praveen Kumar bowled well than Steyn and taken wickets too. It is not because of the bad luck they lost. Because of the fielding lapses they lost the match to Mumbai and Chennai. Pollard is the superstar of MI team. Against RCB he scored 0. Whether Mumbai lost that match? It is not RCB, every team is not depending upon one player or two? Secondly whether "A" group is weakest teams. Then how Warriars defeated comfortably South Australia team who was undefeated in the CLT20 till semi final. Please do not underestimate your team. RCB has Pandey, Dravid, Uthappa, Kohli, Taylor, White, Kumble and all are class players

  • on September 29, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Goodluck Dhoni 4d aussie series!!!

  • on September 28, 2010, 21:31 GMT

    @jnanesh stop like these comments...! You Insult The Players of RCB . Do You Know What Is Meant By Luck? In CSK All Players Are Contributed So They Win, Of Course, RCB Has Missed Their 2 Key Players, What About The Others? What The Other Players Do In The Semis..? In My Opinion RCB Has Better Luck Than CSK Because CSK Need 3 Wins To Qualify For The Semis. However RCB Qualified For Semis With 2 Wins...!CSK Also Misses Key Player Albe Morkel In 2 Matches Are They Losed? In CSK All Bowlers Bowled Well...!The MI & RCB Also Has Same Kind Of Bowling Line-Up, Are The All Bowlers In MI & RCB Has Bowled Well..?People Should Understand Onething That Winning Is Not Depend Upon The Individuals , It Is Depend Upon The Team Performance...!

  • VidhuShekhar on September 28, 2010, 19:38 GMT

    @jnanesh... chill buddy! Its an Indian team that won... celebrate that! No doubt it was RCB's bad luck... but I personally think CSK were the favorites anyways. Also, Group A was the tougher of the two as it had all the respective leagues' champions, whereas grp B had all the runner ups.

  • VidhuShekhar on September 28, 2010, 19:37 GMT

    @jnanesh... chill buddy! Its an Indian team that won... celebrate that! No doubt it was RCB's bad luck... but I personally think CSK were the favorites anyways. Also, Group A was the tougher of the two as it had all the respective leagues' champions, whereas grp B had all the runner ups.

  • on September 28, 2010, 18:33 GMT

    Mr. Jnanesh, its not Bad luck....to be in Group A u should be the champion of their respective domestic leagues......they r not even runners-up in domestic competetion :D.... so dont talk abt the RCB..... they were searching for Ball in the whole game.....when raina was smacking as well as Albie was bowling poor RCB hahahahaha...... CSK IPL as Well as CLt20 champions :) ...... @ the end of day winning matters not the way :)...... in fact CSK is the only team which hasn't lost a game in the competition in real time :) they bowled out all the sides they played against......what else u want to be a Champion side :) the Chennai Super Kings theme song is the one that rocked the CLT20.... nothing more to prove :) Ithu Chennai Chennai Super Kings Enga yellow fellow endrum wins.... hear the song it will tell u abt us :)

  • Riyazdeen on September 28, 2010, 16:50 GMT

    Mr.jnanesh stop critisizing CSK.. they work hard for it. they deserve it very much. see the stats of this tournament. see dhoni's cool attitude n ur so called best team RCB captain KUMBLE'S ANGER attitude.... he is ZERO in that N DHONI is HERO in creating good atmosphere.. try to appreciate others success..

  • muthu19888 on September 28, 2010, 15:54 GMT

    @ jnanesh: RCB has no luck .... LOL.... man RCB has lost thats it... don't say RCB didn't have luck and RCB players have dysentery on that day , so they didnt play well......

  • carbandpunk on September 28, 2010, 15:33 GMT

    Jehan Mubarak = Best Catch

  • vind_2801 on September 28, 2010, 14:44 GMT

    CSK the most consistent team .......cheers.... they deserve to win clt20 ...RCB had no chance against csk ..even if they had steyn because they would have gone against other bowlers ....it was bad that the match was reduced to 17 ....csk could have crossed 200 easily

  • on September 28, 2010, 13:44 GMT

    Love the way Davy Jacobs bats. I wonder why he is not in SA team.

  • on September 28, 2010, 13:25 GMT

    to all those who tell CSK is lucky c this ... http://www.cricinfo.com/t20champions2010/content/story/478817.html stop whining about luck ...accept and appreciate the fact that CSK was the best in IPL3 and CL2...about the semis ...kumble knew kallis will not b there and still went in with one strike bowler was his mistake ....and albie was also down with flu but still did manage to put a decent fight before the semis .. ....CSK is professionally managed team not headed by rich kids or film stars...

  • ssenthil on September 28, 2010, 12:34 GMT

    Chennai the best team by a distance. The nature of Twenty20 cricket leaves plenty of scope for an underdog to pull off upsets, but in the Champions League 2010, there was no doubt that the best team lifted the cup. Chennai Super Kings were so far ahead of the rest of the field that it would have been a travesty had any other team won the tournament. CSK Deserve to be Champions. CSK ROCKS

  • peterss on September 28, 2010, 12:33 GMT

    @jnanesh, youve got to stop all these nonsense. I am not from chennai but CSK was certainly the best team of the tournament. By no means RCB were a match and they produced an embarassing quality of cricket in the semifinal. so are they a one man show? then why wasnt steyn in the top bowlers list even during the time he played? Warriors and SA were by far better than RCB as well. RCB were honestly hopeless and hapless....

  • MaruthuDelft on September 28, 2010, 11:30 GMT

    I am not a great fan of CSK but what @jnanesh says is not correct; Challengers as a unit have not yet learnt to work out to win matches from difficult situations; Challengers have brilliant players but they have not found that 'x' thing to close out matches as yet; CSK has; they seem capable of defending any totals against any sides; their fielding is brilliant; their bowling though do not look attractive is very potent. However the CSK cricketers do not look and speak refined like Dravid and Kumble but for that matter your Kumars and Kohli's too do not look perfectly civilised; also all the material relating to CSK on youtube are disgusting; the DMK parties ruling Tamil Nadu have seriously corrupted the once nice Tamil culture.

  • boyzz11 on September 28, 2010, 11:27 GMT

    Mr.Jnanesh. You RCB always depend on luck and blame on it. You have players like Taylor,White,Kohli,Uthappa, Dravid.... but you still failed to chase. Even though Steyn and Kallis were there, it doesnt make much difference for CSK. Your captain Kumble, behaves like a Gully cricket captain looses patience and shouts at everyone. Even his balls were hit alround the ground. Try to be matured and never blame on luck and try to appreciate the pure talent. CSK deserve the Cup and they Rock!!!

  • Nothing_Lost_For_Ever on September 28, 2010, 10:46 GMT

    @jnanesh-> are you a sour grape? accept the defeat gracefully. You can claim so many reason for your failures but at the end of the day you should be magnimous enough to appreciate the winner. FYI, if you look at the consistency of CSK, 2008 - losing finalist, 2009 - losing semi-finalist, 2010 - Winner in IPL. Hence they are more deserved than crap RCB.

  • ns_krishnan on September 28, 2010, 10:01 GMT

    Talking about Ravi Shastri, this is my favourite Ravi moment from the final. "The Super Kings have just lost one game in this tournament, to the Warriors in a Super-Over.(pause) In fact it was the Bushrangers they beat in the Super-Over" The wording could have been different. But the meaning perfect. Come On! Ravi!! How can you forget which two teams played that game ?

  • hellraiser9 on September 28, 2010, 8:19 GMT

    Yes it is the most happiest moment and also the sad moment. CSK has been the best team by a fair distance and they have done everything expected of a franchise team.. Dhoni has been part of victorious team for a while now.. Isn't it great? How many previous players can boast like that? ..He has been part of indian team which has been fairly consistent..we won .. Compaq beat SL in SL(twice), beat Aus in Aus (CB series), and again NZ in NZ..T20 world cup.to name a few. so it can't be just coincidence.. It is GREATNESS of a man who might be the first man to be hated for winning matches for India and CSK..What a pity.. But def he deserves more credit than many people think.. All cricketers who played with him have high regard for him..and feel comfortable under him and that is why everytime he captains a team ..it WINS and the way they won this tournament..it looked so easy..thats bcoz they played excellently..players rose to the occassion. Double. Thumbs up for CSK and dhoni

  • Excellent-Indian-Kings on September 28, 2010, 8:14 GMT

    I would like to notify everybody that Dougie of CSK was a part of NSW which won CLT20 in 2009. It was a double for Doug Bollinger. Hats off to him for being the 1st cricketer to be a part of both Winning Team.

  • on September 28, 2010, 8:02 GMT

    Why oh why wasn't Jehan Mubarak's catch against Central Districts not even mentioned in the catch of the tournament? It definitely should have been the best of the lot!

  • jnanesh on September 28, 2010, 6:29 GMT

    Oh Mr.Dinesh stop appreciating the CSK, do u know how CSK won this CL20 ? because of RCB's bad luck in semis ( very very unfortunately they lost both the superstars Deril Steyn & Jack Kallis ) without star bowler during play other wise DO NOT know where would have gone your CSK. Now stop appreciating CSK & Mad selector Shrikanth ( And also CSK's ( A) group was weakest in the competition), VERY BAD LUCK RCB NO LUCK

  • first_slip on September 28, 2010, 6:27 GMT

    best catch...was taken by Jehan Mubarak... but no mention it...i wounder... & i don't like the way Commentators and Media the way they treat thea teams like Gayana & Wayamba, we all know that they are not that wealthy money wise..

  • DINESHCC on September 28, 2010, 5:05 GMT

    Finally the team work has been rewarded. Everyone in the CSK has contributed a lot. If anybody in the CSK team included in the Indian Team the whole nation rose to the occasion and commented that Srikkanth is a biased selector. Despte this humiliation, every team members performed well and won the championship. When CL was introduced none of the IPL teams reached semis. In fact the IPL II Champion DC has not won even a single match in the CLT20. Whereas CSK in its first appearance won the championship. CSK I really miss you in the next edition of IPL and CLT20 as there is every possibility that majority of players will play for other teams. Kudos to CSK.

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  • DINESHCC on September 28, 2010, 5:05 GMT

    Finally the team work has been rewarded. Everyone in the CSK has contributed a lot. If anybody in the CSK team included in the Indian Team the whole nation rose to the occasion and commented that Srikkanth is a biased selector. Despte this humiliation, every team members performed well and won the championship. When CL was introduced none of the IPL teams reached semis. In fact the IPL II Champion DC has not won even a single match in the CLT20. Whereas CSK in its first appearance won the championship. CSK I really miss you in the next edition of IPL and CLT20 as there is every possibility that majority of players will play for other teams. Kudos to CSK.

  • first_slip on September 28, 2010, 6:27 GMT

    best catch...was taken by Jehan Mubarak... but no mention it...i wounder... & i don't like the way Commentators and Media the way they treat thea teams like Gayana & Wayamba, we all know that they are not that wealthy money wise..

  • jnanesh on September 28, 2010, 6:29 GMT

    Oh Mr.Dinesh stop appreciating the CSK, do u know how CSK won this CL20 ? because of RCB's bad luck in semis ( very very unfortunately they lost both the superstars Deril Steyn & Jack Kallis ) without star bowler during play other wise DO NOT know where would have gone your CSK. Now stop appreciating CSK & Mad selector Shrikanth ( And also CSK's ( A) group was weakest in the competition), VERY BAD LUCK RCB NO LUCK

  • on September 28, 2010, 8:02 GMT

    Why oh why wasn't Jehan Mubarak's catch against Central Districts not even mentioned in the catch of the tournament? It definitely should have been the best of the lot!

  • Excellent-Indian-Kings on September 28, 2010, 8:14 GMT

    I would like to notify everybody that Dougie of CSK was a part of NSW which won CLT20 in 2009. It was a double for Doug Bollinger. Hats off to him for being the 1st cricketer to be a part of both Winning Team.

  • hellraiser9 on September 28, 2010, 8:19 GMT

    Yes it is the most happiest moment and also the sad moment. CSK has been the best team by a fair distance and they have done everything expected of a franchise team.. Dhoni has been part of victorious team for a while now.. Isn't it great? How many previous players can boast like that? ..He has been part of indian team which has been fairly consistent..we won .. Compaq beat SL in SL(twice), beat Aus in Aus (CB series), and again NZ in NZ..T20 world cup.to name a few. so it can't be just coincidence.. It is GREATNESS of a man who might be the first man to be hated for winning matches for India and CSK..What a pity.. But def he deserves more credit than many people think.. All cricketers who played with him have high regard for him..and feel comfortable under him and that is why everytime he captains a team ..it WINS and the way they won this tournament..it looked so easy..thats bcoz they played excellently..players rose to the occassion. Double. Thumbs up for CSK and dhoni

  • ns_krishnan on September 28, 2010, 10:01 GMT

    Talking about Ravi Shastri, this is my favourite Ravi moment from the final. "The Super Kings have just lost one game in this tournament, to the Warriors in a Super-Over.(pause) In fact it was the Bushrangers they beat in the Super-Over" The wording could have been different. But the meaning perfect. Come On! Ravi!! How can you forget which two teams played that game ?

  • Nothing_Lost_For_Ever on September 28, 2010, 10:46 GMT

    @jnanesh-> are you a sour grape? accept the defeat gracefully. You can claim so many reason for your failures but at the end of the day you should be magnimous enough to appreciate the winner. FYI, if you look at the consistency of CSK, 2008 - losing finalist, 2009 - losing semi-finalist, 2010 - Winner in IPL. Hence they are more deserved than crap RCB.

  • boyzz11 on September 28, 2010, 11:27 GMT

    Mr.Jnanesh. You RCB always depend on luck and blame on it. You have players like Taylor,White,Kohli,Uthappa, Dravid.... but you still failed to chase. Even though Steyn and Kallis were there, it doesnt make much difference for CSK. Your captain Kumble, behaves like a Gully cricket captain looses patience and shouts at everyone. Even his balls were hit alround the ground. Try to be matured and never blame on luck and try to appreciate the pure talent. CSK deserve the Cup and they Rock!!!

  • MaruthuDelft on September 28, 2010, 11:30 GMT

    I am not a great fan of CSK but what @jnanesh says is not correct; Challengers as a unit have not yet learnt to work out to win matches from difficult situations; Challengers have brilliant players but they have not found that 'x' thing to close out matches as yet; CSK has; they seem capable of defending any totals against any sides; their fielding is brilliant; their bowling though do not look attractive is very potent. However the CSK cricketers do not look and speak refined like Dravid and Kumble but for that matter your Kumars and Kohli's too do not look perfectly civilised; also all the material relating to CSK on youtube are disgusting; the DMK parties ruling Tamil Nadu have seriously corrupted the once nice Tamil culture.