Opinion: Why Chennai will be crowned for third time in IPL 2018
So it shall be written. So it shall be done. The 11the edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a repeat of so many other seasons so far.
As expected Chennai in the final, which has been the case most of the seasons barring a few. And they have an opponent whom they will steamroll in the final and lift the title. Only thing is that this time the opponent is a different team.
After two years of hibernation, the lion (Chennai) is back and is hungrier than ever before. When the team was forced out of their den (Chennai) due to Cauvery protest, the team lost a rapturous fanbase who thronged M.A. Chidambaram Stadium to cheer their favourite team everytime they played.
But that did not stop the team from going for the title. With Captain cool at the helm and 10 soldiers ready to put their lives on the line for their captain, the title is within their grasp.
Hyderabad will square off against Chennai for the fourth time in IPL 2018. Kane Williamson’s side have enjoyed a great run in this tournament so far. However, he has his task cut out against MS Dhoni’s Chennai, who are on a roll and have defeated Hyderabad on all three occasions in this edition of the tournament.
Chennai won the title in 2010 and 2011 but have lost in four finals while Hyderabad will be hoping to repeat their 2016 heroics.
Dhoni is not somebody who rests on past glories but likes to write a new script everytime he is on the crease. And the fans expect him to do exactly that today. However, victory or defeat Chennai fans will celebrate as the title will be making its way to Chennai as owners of both the teams are from ''Detroit of India''.
(Disclaimer: The opinions expressed above are the personal views of the author and do not reflect the views of ZMCL)