IPL 3 saw its grand finale on 25th April in Navi Mumbai. Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings beat Sachin’s Mumbai Indians to be crowned the Champions of IPL 3. But with the conclusion of IPL 3, came the end of it’s mentor Lalit Modi as well.
Indian Premier League has been touted as not just cricket, but a mix of cricket with entertainment. IPL started on March 12 and from that day till today, essentially, every household in India remained glued to the TV sets watching cricket. There were favourite teams for everyone, but no matter which team was playing, people watched because they loved the players more than the teams. With a splash of celebrities from Priety Zinta to Shilpa Shetty to Shah Rukh Khan, IPL just got bigger and better as the days progressed.
Today, on 25th April, the IPL 3 final was played between Sachin’s Mumbai Indians and Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai Indians had earlier finished on the top of the league, while Chennai finished third. Tendulkar had an injury in his figures, but decided that a final was too important to be missed by him. He did play well, but ultimately it was Dhoni’s team which kept the nerves and finally won the tournament.
It’d be pretty difficult for normal Indians to adjust to their normal day life now. IPL provided with such a wonderful relief for over 40 days and evenings were spent gaining a few extra kilos infront of the TV. Definitely most will feel a void in thier lives for some time now. Bollywood will however soon open their doors to some big banner movies like Hrithik Roshan’s Kites and that’ll help.
IPL 3′s end also marked an end to Lalit Modi’s mentorship. No one disagrees that IPL is the brain child of Lalit Modi and he was rightly the Commissioner of IPL. However, recent turbulence and Income Tax dept raids on IPL properties, have generated a lot of controversies and finally Lalit Modi has been forced out of the office. in his speech at the prize distribution ceremony, Modi said that truth will finally prevail, but fo now he’s out of the IPL team.