"The fact is that IPL-2 was a success because of the people of South Africa. The TV ratings proved it. The ratings of this year's IPL were higher than last year's despite the general elections (in India)," Modi said while speaking at the closing ceremony of the tournament at the New Wanderers here Sunday night.
"I am grateful to so many people. I also want to assure the Indian fans that we will be back next year," he said.
In Image: African dancers perform a traditional dance during the closing ceremony.