Couple of SMSes/mails i received after this classic match....
"ESPN has been asked to go off air for showing a blue film... They apparently showed some men in blue f***ing pakistan, LIVE..."
"Dr. Abdul Kalam's wish fulfilled. India is a superpower in 2020!"
"Misbah thought he is sending the ball to no man's land. He forgot that there is a Malayalee in every corner of the world!"
Twenty-20 - World Cup Final Post match presentation interview
between Shastri and winning captain Dhoni
In the post-match presentation, Ravi Shastri to Dhoni "Congratulations to you and the whole Indian team for winning this world cup. You guys have produced a great nail biting show.. and deserves the cup. We welcome you to share the joy with us."
Dhoni "Thanks Ravi, the match was a pretty close encounter between two great teams and our guys held their nerve to win the game and cup."
Shastri, "Who was the main reason for this thrilling victory?"
Dhoni, "All of us played well but I would say the main reason and man behind this great victory is Ajit Agarkar"
Shocked Shastri..., "Agarkar ? ? .. how come Agarkar... he didn't play in the final"..
Dhoni, "Yeah.. that's the reason we won this low scoring match.. if he could have bowled in the final, Pakistan would have scored the winning runs from his 4 overs...."
Shastri, "ok.. fine, whom would you want to thank for winning this final..."
Dhoni, "The team doctor deserves the credit... he really helped us to prepare for the final..."
Shastri, "Is it? ?.... how did the doctor help to prepare for the final... he is not the coach or physical trainer...Dhoni.. I am getting confused"
Dhoni, "Ravi... nothing to get confused... he has failed Sehwag in the fitness test according to our game plan and we managed to pick a good playing team.. thus we weigh the doctor's contribution as very high... infact its better than our team effort in the field.. our game tactic worked well"
Shastri, "To whom do you want to dedicate this World Cup?"
Dhoni, "The entire team including myself wants to dedicate this cup to Sachin, Dravid and Ganguly..."
Shastri, "I really really appreciate you... its good that you have so much respect for the seniors....and you ...." Dhoni interrupts.... "Ravi.. let me complete... India would have exited in the Group matches if they decided to play in the series... thank god they opted out and we
managed to play cricket and won the cup.."
Shastri, "The match was a thrilling encounter and was concluded by a single mistake of Misbah.. Isn't it? "
Dhoni, "Yes you are right, after lofting the ball Misbah told me that he has send the ball to where there was no one....but he didn't know that there is a malayali in every corner of the world.... This single mistake cost them the game and we won the cup..."
Shastri faints and Dhoni receives the CUP and thats the end of the great Twenty-20 world cup...
PS: None of the above have been written by me, this is just a compilation.... secondly, my honest, heartfelt comment - Pakistan played VERY WELL, but hard luck guys....