Thanks for the memories India, for being brilliant at one level and the tournament and the ICC Champions Trophy itself, at another. However, how will history remember the tournament?
An event by the way, that started off as the next big thing to the World Cup was reduced to nothing more than a transit lounge for a few teams ahead of their future engagements. Even as I sat back and admired this Indian team for easily being the most consistent in all departments of the game over the fortnight, I wonder what will be its place in history for having won a tournament in a format that's no more the most popular and in an event that has been phased out too. Don't get me wrong, it was an amazing performance in testing conditions by the Indian cricket team. But at a micro level, its as good as undermining what has been an outstanding victory in a tournament, which when instated was dubbed the mini World Cup.