Navjot Singh Sidhu (NS), Arun Lal (AL) and Kris Srikkhant (KS) are in the commentary box and the Chennai Super Kings need 12 runs off the last over. The Super Kings are playing Kings XI Punjab and Brett Lee is ready to bowl the last over. M.S. Dhoni is on strike and at the non-striker's end stands Parthiv Patel.
NS: Arun, this has the makings of a classic, I tell you. Dhoni has been cool as a cucumber so far and he's just got to see this game through.
KS: The Super Kings will win this game. You can hear the crowd shouting 'Jeetega Super Kings Jeetega'.
KS: Errr, still Super Kings will win because they aren't only Kings, they are also Super.
(Lee runs in and bowls one wide outside off stump, Dhoni slashes hard and the ball runs off to the third man boundary for four).
NS: Brilliant shot that, from the bat of the Indian Captain. He wields that bat like a mace, this Bheem from Jharkhand.
KS: Yaar the Super Kings have this game in the bag. Brett Lee is fast but Dhoni is faster…with the bat.
(Next ball is a fast yorker and Dhoni plays it back to the bowler. Lee stares back at Dhoni and the crowd roars).
NS: Aggression, my friend, is the lifeblood of modern day Cricket.
KS: I remember when I used to open with Sunny; I would go slam-bam from the start. That was aggression, Sherri.
NS: Haha, yes. You would have been perfect for this, the short and sweet version of the game. By your own admission, you never really did last twenty overs when you played.
(Ball number 3 and Lee bowls a low full toss that is driven strongly by Dhoni to long off where Sreesanth stops the ball. He throws the ball back to the bowler with a cry of anguish. The batsmen think of two but the loud noise from Sreesanth distracts them and they settle for one).
KS: Even Sherri would have stopped that... on a good day.
NS: Haha Chika, I shall let that slide. Haha...Haha.
Sreesanth: (Sniffs) Yes Arun.
Sreesanth: No it’s not that. When the ball hit my hand hard, it reminded me of the hard slap that my bada bhai, Bhajji, gave me.
NS: Sreesanth, strong men do not cry. You are playing for the Kings of Punjab, son, wipe away those tears and show the Sardar from Jalandhar that his slap was the sign of a coward.
Sreesanth: See, I also had this cold today morning...
KS: Maybe, Preity Zinta should give him a hug...
(3 balls left, 7 runs to win. Lee bowls a short ball and Patel tries to glide it over third man. The ball descends as Powar runs in from third man. He drops it and the Super Kings run two).
NS: Humpty Dumpty would have caught that one!
KS: Haha, humpty dumpty...
NS: You can smell the tension! This is a game for the ages. Ice cool Dhoni sharing sage advice with the baby faced keeper from
KS: Did you know that Parthiv made his debut at the age of 17? That's just one year older than when Sachin made his debut, under me. I was the captain when Sachin made his debut.
NS: Yes we know Chika.
(Lee bowls one wide and short and Parthiv cuts it hard over point and beats the despairing dive of James Hopes at the boundary).
KS: What a shot!
NS: He may look like a kid but that shot packed so much punch, Muhammad Ali might have felt the sting.
KS: The cheerleaders are creating a good mood for the last ball now.
NS: Chika, the cheerleaders' skirts are like statistics. What they reveal is suggestive...but what they hide is essential! Haha!
NS: Arun, you are as redundant as a Congress politician.
(Last ball of the game. Lee bowls a slower one. Parthiv spots it and nudges the ball to Yuvraj at cover).
NS: Yuvraj runs towards the ball as if his life depends on it. Dhoni and Parthiv cross, Yuvraj ball in hand and shoots. Dhoni dives in as the ball crashes into the stumps.
(Square leg umpire Rudi Koertzen decides the batsman is not out).
NS: For a second I thought that the batsmen were committing Hara Kiri there, but Dhoni ran like a gazelle and made his ground. The dreaded finger of Rudi Koertzen stays down and the Super King juggernaut continues to roll.
KS: Super game Arun!