The kings roared and the warriors trembled. Within the first seven overs of the Final IPL match, the Chennai Super Kings had 49 runs on the board; within the 9th over they had 82. A splendid start and the crowd were delirious. There were celebrities cheering along with the rest of the crowd.
It was Michael's birthday and his way of celebration was to hit the red cherry all over the field. The commentator Ravi Shastri was equally pleased; it was his birthday too! A man who could send the ball for sixes looking at another!
The 11th over saw Suresh Raina join Hussey. The run rate was 8.53 and the score 111/1 at the beginning of the 13th over.
The Bollywood stars Juhi Chawla and Sanjay Kapoor were seen rooting for Kolkata Knight Riders. In another section of the crowd, the Kolkata team Kolkata Knight Riders had support from other Bollywood stars Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza.
The Final IPL match was off to a splendid start.