"The breakfast of challengers is not cereal, it's the opposition. ....We made it to the Semi's!" Our team manager Avinash Vaidhya's update says it all :)
Woohoo...we're the first IPL team to make it to the semis. Taming the Lions in their own den, the Challengers made up for the two back to back loses at Durban.
The 'K' Factor-
After ruling out Kallis due to injury, the team was in a fix for an apt replacement for him. But with the likes of Kohli's and Kumble's in the team, we pulled it off easily to seal a semi final berth. Coming up the order, Virat Kohli played the perfect finisher for us last night. With the 'near miss' against Mumbai Indians still haunting him, Kohli had some scores to settle. :-) "I'm very Happy to have finished it for the team" he said.
Anil Kumble, on the other hand, disappointed that he had let the team down agaisnt the Mumbai Indians, made up for all of it when he took Alviro Peterson's crucial wicket and being the most economical of the lot. The skipper was all smiles when we chiefs congratulated him at the Post match press conference.
Hail the Challengers-
Manish Pandey and Rahul Dravid shone with their bats , while Vinay Kumar, on the verge of a hat-trick, provided the much required breakthrough. in the initial overs. Commendable effort by the men in Red 'n Gold, their heroics led us to the semis. A bear hug by our Coach Mr. Jennings after the victory, just added to our mirth. :-)
Off to Durban now for the Semis..