The crowd roared and cheered as Rahul Dravid led the Rajasthan Royals on the field and the same welcome was given to Sachin Tendulkar as he walked out to open the innings for Mumbai Indians.
The love the fans felt for the two greats of Indian cricket was clear for all to see at the Ferozshah Kotla on Sunday as the legends and their teams faced each other for the Champions League T20 title.
Sachin Tendulkar played some of his textbook shots but had to depart for 15 as Rahul Dravid was left with a lot to think as the Mumbai Indians batsmen went on a massive hitting spree.
The Rajasthan Royals who were playing for the first time away from home where they won all their matches started the chase well but the score was too big for them to get to.
Rahul Dravid showed his astute captaincy as he chose to promote Sanju Samson to No3 and held himself back in the batting cause.
Though Dravid's team were second best in the final through the tournament they have been the best team. Amid the spot-fixing and betting scandal that rocked the IPL which saw three Rajasthan players get caught, Dravid showed his great ability to handle the team and lead them to wins on the trot in the CLT20.
Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane was awarded the Golden Bat for scoring 288 the most runs in the tournament and his 41-year-old teammate Pravin Tambe bagged the Golden Wicket for the most wickets with 12 scalps.
Mumbai Indians' Dwayne Smith was declared the Man-of-the-Series and Harbhajan Singh the Man-of-the-match.
Sachin Tendulkar was given a fairytale farewell as his team won the CLT20 and added it to their IPL title earlier this year.
As Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid bow out of the T20 arena in cricket both men leave as winners - one with a title and the other with pride at a job well done.