It was a dismal season for the Chennai Champs. But then as they say, failures are the stepping stones to success and The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. So we need not feel too bad, hold our heads in our hands, immerse ourselves in weltschmerz and repent. It's no use crying over spilt milk. You just have to let it go and boil some more of it. We must look at this tournament in an optimistic and affirmative way instead of pondering over the negativities. We need to move on.
The only consolation that can be offered to us is that it'll be an Indian team that'll win - Mallu Magic or Galactic Force. And well, let's say that we deliberately gave the others a chance to try their hand at winning the cup. Afterall, even the weak need a chance to emerge, huh?
Being an authentic CSK votary, I consider it my humble duty to
provide critical commentary on Each player and the team as a whole. But then as that has been done very wonderfully in the other blog entries, I will lay more emphasis on the pros of our team performance this season before going to the unmentioned cons.
PRO #1: BRANDISHING BRAVO - The Trinidadian Dwayne Bravo has magnificently portrayed that he has the potential to win matches. His bowling, undoubtedly, was exceptional. But he did miracles with the bat as well ensuring us one odd win against the Cape Cobras this season. He just celebrated his birthday and sure we must congratulate the Calypso King for such a splendid season. Happy Birthday, Bravo! And you rock! So we have another player we can depend on in the last few overs for some big-time hitting. Sheer awesomeness when Bravo takes the battlefield, eh?
PRO #2: NOW WE KNOW - Looking at all our mistakes in a positive light makes it less likely that we'll repeat them. We are now a much more learned and experienced team.
In spite of a great batting line-up, it's perilous to forget callously the word called "CONSISTENCY" which is very important in today's cricketing world. If you aren't consistent, you'll be back to square one. So the batsmen must keep in mind that heavy hitting must be accompanied by conserving wickets. Else all's lost.
Sloppy fielding isn't something we're known for. It's high time we get back to the marvellous dives on the field and leaping like cheetahs to take catches. We dropped quite a few catches this season and let the boundaries flow incessantly. We must keep a strict check on that.
Captain Cool seldom fails to transmit calm and composure to all players. It was unfortunate that MSD couldn't do it this time. But we mustn't put all the blame on him. No doubt he was exhausted and even a bit depressed because of the wash-out against England. So, okay'okay Dhoni, we still love you the same! Salutes to you!
Our bowling performance was specifically very disagreeable, apart from smart spinner Ashwin and Brave Bravo. Be it Bollinger or Jakati, everyone was hit for pretty many runs. It might have been a good idea to include Randiv in the side earlier on in the tourney.
We didn't play Faf. I have been talking about this in innumerable blogs. WE MUST PLAY Faf! Let's give him one chance to show what he's got. I have a strong gut feel that he can prove to be a great asset for the Kings. BETCHA!
Okay Kings, let me tell you one thing.
YOU HAVEN'T LET DOWN ONE SINGLE FAN.
TRUE FANS WILL UNDERSTAND THE PROFOUNDNESS OF THE TOURNEY. I have.
YOU MADE A MISTAKE. A MISTAKE AND THAT'S IT.
AND IT'S GOOD YOU MADE IT, CAUSE NOW YOU CAN LEARN.
So we love you all the same. The whistles will still keep blowing and the yellow jerseys will still be there. We're by your side. Always.
We're looking forward to swashbuckling smashing performances from you in the days to come. And we're sure we'll see it all.
We couldn't make it to the top once. SO WHAT? It doesn't matter!
WE STILL WON. When you get to learn, go the extra mile, do a deep introspection of yourselves, then you conquer yourselves and that's what is victory. ULTIMATE VICTORY. And I hope the Kings will achieve it soon enough.
Signing off with one last blog this year for the men in yellow whom I'll always cheer for. Adios!