At the end of the a tour which had a lot of drama, controversies, hatred and some excellent Cricket, India came out champions in the One day Series (India – Australia – Srilanka) and won the first two finals. It was dramatic and an extremely nervous end (Australian run chase).
I watched the last 8 overs live and it was a nail biting finish. But then Indians pulled it off and have sent a strong message to the Australians. Tendulkar helped the cause with his 42nd hundred and may be his 32nd nineties. Ishant Sharma did exceedingly well and I saw the overs he bowled to Ponting in the test matches that saw him shape in to a great performer. Gautam Ghambir also did very well in the ODIs.
But we need to thank the two captains more than anyone else. Kumble amidst the worst umpiring decisions and a probable ban on Harbajan, held his nerve to lead the team to victory in the Third Test, stopping Australia’s 17th win in a row.
Dhoni, was all composed as he set off to create a upset series win, killing the lion in its den. This tour will be remembered by all cricket fans, well atleast till they die.