Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, a lawyer-in-training, has a gift for the cover drive and has been described as a "tough-talking, sharp-thinking, ball-bashing man with a plan," writes Amar Shah.
It wasn't how the script was supposed to go. But in the end, India won the World Cup, and with it, a billion dreams came true.
It could be a classic Bollywood ending for Sachin Tendulkar and India. But will Sri Lanka spoil the party in the Cricket World Cup final?
It was simply a subcontinent superfest. And there was no shortage of tension watching India and Pakistan.
The diplomatic and cultural storylines are obvious. But the degree of the rivalry between India and Pakistan is unparalleled. So who wins?
Blurry eyes, tired head. No matter. India beat the Aussies, and it feels fantastic.
Woodley Park, a nondescript park in the Sepulveda Basin of the San Fernando Valley, is cricketdom's melting pot.
The Indian star of "Big Bang Theory" is excited his country is hosting the World Cup of cricket.