Image: Mumbai will be keeping their fingers crossed that Sachin's finger is fine
A season of Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham has produced the perfect script at its summit. An all-Indian captain's contest for the third final of the Indian Premier League is something fans would have been lusting after. Now it's here. The ultimate darling of Indian cricket - Sachin Tendulkar will take on the new sweetheart of the national team - MS Dhoni - in an action packed encounter that's sure to have something for everyone. Thrills, drama, conflict, romance - welcome to the IPL final.
Hero number one is the little master, who celebrated his 37th birthday on Saturday. He didn't have the best time though, since he injured a finger on his right hand in the semi-final against Bangalore, and remains in doubt for the final. Millions of cricket fans around the world will be collectively holding their breath as they wait to see if Tendulkar will be able to lead his team. Without this key character, the final will lack some of its superstar power, but the show will still have to go on.