As a spectator, one couldn't have asked for a better game. A crackerjack of an encounter that saw the return of Universe Boss Chris Gayle, who rolled back time, to smash the ball around with much aplomb. Another veteran Yuvraj Singh played some sparkling shots before he got out. Chennai bowlers fought back in the second half of the first innings restricting KXIP to 197.
In reply, Chennai Super Kings kept losing wickets untill Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni stabalise the innings. Ashwin and Co maintained the stranglehold as Dhoni kept plucking away after Rayudu's fall. If Gayle can roll back time, MS Dhoni did it better.
A greying hero in twilight of his career, battling with gruesome pain, still managing to wage a war and almost single-handedly conjuring magic to come from behind and emerge victorious, but alas it was no fairytale end for the man who symbolises practicality, perhaps for some other day.
The fact that MSD can still spook oppositions till the fag the end and keep the spectators hold on to the edge of their seats says volume about the great man.
On that note we take your leave. Wish you well and take care.