Before the final everyone was talking about the big two, Muttiah Muralitharan and Sachin Tendulkar. Could Murali go out with a big bang? Or Tendulkar score his hundredth hundred and make a billion people happy? No. To both.
India are not a team that play well under pressure but I believe they are capable of handling the hype to become the first team to win the World Cup in their own country.
Before the one-day series started, I had high hopes that England would do well in the World Cup — and might even win the thing. After the Sydney Test, we all thought they were in magnificent shape. They were confident, focused and well organised.
What a fantastic cricket match India and Sri Lanka produced in the third Test.
What a great come back by India in Kolkata and it reinforced what I said a week ago that they needed the mature, experienced players to stand up and be counted under pressure.