The IPL 2013 final match

The IPL 2013 final match

The final match in the IPL 2013 was played on May 26, 2013 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings were beaten by Mumbai Indians by 23 runs.

For the first time, Mumbai Indians have been crowned champions of the League. CSK have won the League twice. CSK had to chase a target of 149 runs, and were floored by Johnson and Malinga who claimed two wickets and ripped through the top batting order. After Malinga’s strike, CSK couldn’t recover after the dismissal of Raina and Hussey. Except for AlbieMorkel, Bravo and Viay who scored 10, 15, and 18 runs respectively, the wickets tumbled at regular intervals. Only Dhoni finished when the score was at 125 defiant runs with 9 wickets down. Dhoni tried a lot to keep the faint hopes of the team alive by fighting with an unbeaten knock of 63 runs from 45 balls, in which he hit three boundaries and five sixes. Dhoni, the CSK skipper states that many of the batsmen did not play too good shots except for Raina and Hussey due to which the team faced a setback. For Mumbai Indians, the win was a kind of sweet revenge, taken for losing against Chennai in the year 2010. Rohit Sharma, captain of the Mumbai Indians team stated that being the captain for MI was a great learning experience and also a challenging one. During this League, the team was determined to play their very best and win the IPL.

In the League, the bowler who takes the maximum number of wickets is awarded the purple cap. While this bowler is on the field itself during the tournament, he gets the honor of wearing this cap. It was Bravo who was successful in ripping through the remaining batting order of CSK. He claimed 4 wickets by giving away 42 runs and became the Purple Cap holder with 31 wickets in total during the IPL 2013. Mike Hussey, the 38 year old Australian cricketer was presented with the Orange Cap for getting 733 runs under his belt this IPL. He said that he would have readily exchanged his Orange Cap for the trophy, but getting it was quite an honor for him.Award for the best young player of the IPL went to Sanju Samson of the Rajasthan Royals team. Samson said he felt extremely lucky to be part of the Rajasthan Royals team. The Fairplay award went to CSK while Shane Watson won the MVP award. For Sachin Tendulkar the batting legend from India, this IPL 2013 crown is another feather addition in his cap. He confirmed that this IPL tournament was his last.

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MS Dhoni’s Personality Unraveled At The IPL 2013

MS Dhoni’s Personality Unraveled At The IPL 2013

Given the awkward techniques which MS Dhoni has, one would have thought he would not have many chances of surviving the rigors of international cricket, however, he is seen dazzling continuously in the IPL 2013. There is a lot in common with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings. In the IPL 2013 one of the most successful sides is CSK and it is Dhoni’s personality that has given shape to the team. The men in yellow feel empowered with the fearless approach Dhoni has. Across the six seasons of the IPL, a tale of dominance and success has been scripted by this approach. Whether it is the spirit of the team whenever the chips are down or the approach towards the game, the entire team follows their leader.

The story of Dhoni is like just the ultimate fairytale from India. He has been responsible for personifying the dreams as well as the spirited verve of the young Indian cricket players, especially the ones that hail from the smaller cities of India. This young boy came from Ranchi once upon a time and went on to become the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team. He beat the odds with his big dreams and on the world stage, reached dizzying heights. He made people believe that there is nothing can be termed as impossible to achieve.

Dhoni not only graduated to the highest level but also continued to maintain his character’s true test as well as dominance. He has been successful in overcoming all hurdles due to his tenacity to keep adapting to situations, besides his typical resilience. It does not matter how sticky the situation is, he tempers the game, depending upon the situation. In the cricket tournament, one of the most balanced teams is the team from Chennai. Whenever the odds are stacked against the team, the team has been successful in producing the best of cricket.

During the year 2010, the CSK team needed to qualify for the semi finals by winning the last league game. The game seemed to going down to the wire when Captain Cool – Dhoni, took matters into his own hands. Later on what happened became history. Early on in the year 2011, the defending the title was quite shaky, however the team fought back so well that it clinched yet another IPL in 2011.

In the IPL 2012 they had a run that was most astonishing. As far as the count was concerned, the team was almost down and out, however at the play-offs, they found a backdoor entry. The team got a lease of life and was successful in crossing the next two hurdles and made it to the finals of the third IPL successively. MS Dhoni is considered as the favorite child of destiny, but since he has been playing so bravely, he has brought fortune to himself and the team.

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