Around the time the Champions League T20 started Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians had faced-off which was set up as perhaps the last time Indian cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid would be seen together playing a competition as both plan to retire after this tournament, but as the last match will be played on Sunday, both men and their teams meet again.
Playing at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh stadium through the tournament, Rajasthan who have built a fortress at their home ground are unbeaten. But the final will be played at Delhi's Ferozshah Kotla and this may work in the other finalist Mumbai's favour who have played their last few matches there.
Both teams sport blue jersey's like the Indian team and are well loved thanks to support for Tendulkar and Dravid who are loved by the fans. But only one man will walk away from the match and T20 as a winner.
Fans are divided about who will win the CLT20 title as they don't want either legend to be on the losing side. Javed Mirza, 35, a banker said, "I love both of them equally, but I have a feeling Mumbai who are the IPL champions will pull of another win. Dravid has done a great job as captain I hope he and Rajasthan are able to pull off a surprise."
Anil Oberoi, 30, said, "Rajasthan are unbeaten and I have a feeling that they will be able to pull another win. Mumbai are also a good side."
Rohan Joy, 25, said, "I am confused on who I should support. I will be happy if either team wins and am sure the match will be a great contest."
Rahul Dravid has ably lead Rajasthan amidst the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal in which his team was embroiled badly in. On Sunday, Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of batsman Brad Hodge who is a big hitter who suffered an injury in the semi-final. Rajasthan will be hoping their players click especially Ajinkya Rahane and Pravin Tambe who have been seeing a purple streak of form recently.
Mumbai are the IPL champions and are playing well as a unit. On paper Mumbai Indians are the stronger team and will be looking to win the CLT20 for Sachin.