The stupendous success of the IPL opened the debate as to how much impact Twenty20 cricket would have on Test cricket and one day internationals, a debate that continued to rage till the end of the year.
Overall, the verdict was that cricket may never be the same again.
That cricket is no longer a sport but an industry in India is well known for some time now. But even after accepting this, it was clear that the IPL had taken the game into a new realm.
One always says that the sky is the limit but those promoting cricket as a business venture would like to believe that there is no such thing as limit when it comes to big money in the game.
Image: Kings XI Punjab skipper Yuvraj Singh and his teammates seen in traditional Mysorean attire during a function in Bangalore.