I think the batting was a bigger problem for us more then anything - its odd as when we played MI for a second time I was quite optimistic despite defeat. Managed to give MI a competitive game despite a combined 24 off 26 from ABD and Kohli but it went downhill after that. I think SRH probably had the best chance of beating MI but in fairness to DC I think MI are just a very good team. I don't think I'd have fancied any team against Mumbai batting first whilst chasing not easy either in a final especially as with NCN at 8 Mumbai would have more freedom to attack and be more likely to set you a 170+ target.DC are not in MI's class. Unfortunately, the pitches have really not been slow and low as the tourney went on as was expected. It could be the winter, it could be the grass that seem to have been left on the pitch more than usual, it could be the dew but once it became clear this IPL was more about the fast men than the spinners and more about power hitters than batsmen who can defeat tough conditions, I really dont think any side was in MI's league. I thought either SRH or RCB could give MI more run for their money but RCB kept messing up simple calls in the decisive stages, DC went full galaxy brain a la RR and SRH kept losing players to injuries.
Stop with this!!!He was an Aussie, obviously!
This is such horse****.Stop with this!!!
Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath and Mike Hussey are my all time favorites!! I am a huge fan of steve Waugh who was the best Australian captain in my opinion!!
Ponting was the poster boy of an Australian team that never shy away from sledging, cheating and taking unfair advantage.
he constantly moaned, bitched and cried when things didn’t go his way.
Just type Ponting vs Umpire in YouTube.. you will see a bunch of videos of him pushing and shoving the umpires.. total lacked sportsmanship!!
This is one of the most disgraceful thing I have seen by a captain!
To be fair.. I got in to cricket late 98.. I tuned out 2001. So I didn’t see much of Steve Waugh. I saw a lot of Steve Waugh in 1999 World Cup!!! So based on what I saw in that World Cup.. I was a fan.This is such horse****.
How can you dislike Ponting for cheating but still admire Steve Waugh?