A victory in the first match of any tournament provides an energy booster to any team. But Chennai Super Kings would be extra happy since their formidable batting lineup came out firing all its cylinders. Hussey came up with a special innings, justifying his selection over Stephen Fleming.
But the one played by Subramaniam Badrinath (31 not out) brought the most cheer to my heart. In the post match conference after the match against Mumbai Indians, Dravid made a valid point of how the domestic players have never played a match in front of a huge crowd. So it was pleasing to see Badrinath firing on his first IPL match without any jitters. The innings was extra sweet since he came in to bat at a crucial juncture. His Huge Domestic Experience has surely helped him.
Also all the batsman, except for Dhoni, got themselves to a good start, which harbours good for the team. But the biggest worry is the bowlers' performance in the match. Hope the situation changes in the near future with the arrival of Ntini and a fit Balaji.