Q's Call: The team that bats first will win. I don't think either team has the batting to chase down a total, while both have the bowling to defend any kind of score.
I was wronged by Pakistan and never before have I been so pleased at being wronged!
Ecstatic should be the appropriate word, though what I'm going through right now cannot be described in words.
I don't want to say I told you so but right now I feel like I should - I called Pakistan the favorites and it wasn't an emotionally optimistic call; it was one I made purely based on history.
Sri Lanka got a spanking. 8 wickets IS a spanking.
Pakistan's doubters got a spanking.
And we got a World Cup victory!
Sri Lanka were so occupied thinking about how to play the Pakistan spinners that they lost half their team to the Pakistan pacers.
Mohammad Aamer was outstanding, as was Abdul Razzaq.
Umar Gul did not finish well but his first couple of overs at back of a length worked to perfection.
And Sri Lanka couldn't have finished their innings without giving Afridi a wicket. We had to see the Afridi salute!
Dilshan, well what do I say; he should have read my letter.
He did top the World Twenty20 with the player of the tournament award, but in my books, for me the man of the moment, the man of the final, the man of competition was none other than Shahid Afridi!
For all the abuses and curses he's got over the last two years, he turned them around in two absolutely fantastic, and match winning knocks, in the semi final and the final.
He was always going to do well with the ball; what he produced with the bat in the last two games is what mesmerized the Pakistani fans.
The 1992 image of Imran Khan with his arms raised is what has been etched into the memories of all Pakistani fans.
After today the image of Afridi hitting the winning runs, taking his helmet off, and raising his arms in glory is what will remain with Pakistani fans forever.
Call it irony or call it karma, it was Shoaib Malik out there in the middle with Afridi taking Pakistan to the World Twenty20 title!
Both did it together.
I have a lot more to say, and I will, but right now I am way too emotional to continue writing.
I am going to celebrate and so should you.
Pakistan are the World Twenty20 Champions!