Action Mumbai! ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final!

The situation seems to be a little funny! Though the news channels are doing everything—talking discussing analyzing forecasting and expertizing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Final to be played in Mumbai tomorrow between India and Sri Lanka—almost all the time the efforts do not appear to be enough! This is because the Indo-Pak Mohali encounter was hyped so very magnanimously that nothing seems to be enough to justify the Final! The India-Sri Lanka Final appears to be low-key. What do you learn from this? That you should not overdo anything so that you fail to match it later on! Now, if India emerges as the World Cup 2011 Champions the media will have to build it up more on the Pak encounter rather than on the Final!

Experts including a disappointed Imran Khan advised all just to enjoy the Final! Both are excellent teams and Sri Lankan skipper Sangakkara admitted India to be favorites to imply that SL is not under pressure. India being favorites and playing at home will have to bear all the pressure! Cool Dhoni gloated over the opportunity to play in the subcontinent and before home crowds. Kapil Dev described Dhoni as the gambler who likes to take his own decisions.

So, we will be much better off tomorrow if we decide just to watch and enjoy and not take tension about who would win or lose. Of course, as Indians we would definitely like Team India to be the Champions which for me should eventually happen due to three basic reasons—first, Indian batting is much more stronger than SL and that India beat them in recent times without the services of several stalwarts; second, Indian bowling and fielding have come good in the knockout stage and three, SL is not really tested under pressure so far in the tournament and that they have won easily in the knockout stage staying at home.

We will wish Dhoni all the luck and not bother about what decisions he finally takes tomorrow. Media is already into a debate about who will be the 11th player in Team India—Ashwin or Pathan or even Sreesanth! Nehra’s injury might have saved Dhoni  from a dilemma because Nehra bowled well at Mohali. For Gods sake, leave it to the Indian skipper and relax sit back and enjoy! The best team tomorrow will definitely win!

Local holiday declared for Mumbai, unprecedented three tier security system in place for the renovated Wankhede Stadium, only ticket holders are advised to come to the venue which in effect means just 4000 available for common viewers apart from VVIPs, VIPs that make up to a total capacity of 32,000, weather is so far fine not being that hot and the Saturday fever is just catching on!

Enjoy and cheer you team to victory!