“Would Lanka’s Twin Towers end their T20 Careers on the peak of the Victory Mountain?”
Well, for the die-hard Cricket fan, these pre-match questions were the oft-asked refrain!
With Kohli’s big-hitting in the 16th, certainly past 170, seemed to go, the Indian batting train!
With him was Yuvraj, the 6-sixes-in-1-Death-Over man all geared up, one and all to entertain,
But alas, he batted for 21 deliveries seemingly without applying his brilliant, big-hitting brain!
His rusty, slow-coach 11, Kohli’s valiant efforts, seemed to send straight to the drain!
What was worse, even Dhoni could make only 4 runs off 7 balls, that too after much strain!
Raina, who plundered 17 runs in 1 Over in the Semis never got to bat and that was insane!
With 19 scored off the last 4 – how well did Malinga & Co, the Indians at the end, did contain!
The accurate wide Yorkers they sent down could have landed in an on-pitch proverbial grain!
Theirs was one of the best ever Death bowling efforts seen in a T20 game – this was plain!
The Lankans were off the blocks in the 130-run target chase set for them like a Great Dane! Just-in Sanga’s catch wasn’t taken by Mohit and unhappy Dhoni pushed back his mane!
Sri Lanka still needed 53 in 45 with 6 wickets remaining when Mishra dismissed Thirimanne,
But the match turned conclusively when from Thisara Perera’s bat, a barrage of sixes did rain!
Sanga & He ensured it was Lanka that took with it the T20 World Cup home in their plane!
Kohli hugged Sanga the legend, swallowing his bitter disappointment and hiding his pain,
In fury, stones were thrown at Yuvi’s home – he was seen that sad night as a terrible villain!
When the numb-in-pain Yuvraj pondered, “Why are stones thrown at me by all and sundry?”
I recalled the One who refused to pick up a stone and throw it at a woman caught in adultery!
He told her, “Leave your life of sin!” much to fury of those who watched him from the gallery!
This “He” is Jesus, the God-in-flesh who came to release us from life’s purposeless drudgery!
Repent from sin and turn to Him in faith, you will spend your life with him joyously in eternity!