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 was simply a subcontinent superfest. And there was no shortage of tension watching India and Pakistan.
Blurry eyes, tired head. No matter. India beat the Aussies, and it feels fantastic.
Sri Lanka and New Zealand will be the first International Cricket Committee (ICC) teams to ever play on American soil.