Was fascinated by Mumbai Indian's turnaround in IPL 8: Harsha Bhogle

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Bengaluru, May 29: Ace cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle thinks the Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) was one of the best editions in the eight-year history of the annual T20 carnival.

In an article written in The Indian Express, Bhogle said IPL 8 was exciting because the competition was nail-biting, youngsters made an impact, ageing players were encouraged and made evident a superb display of team loyalties.

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According to Bhogle, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) were the teams he liked the most in this edition. He said the RCB, although had a bowler short, but they were a treat to watch. He said Chris Gayle's form showed that he still has cricket left in him.

Bhogle was excited about the the MI's performance in this edition. " I have seen them closely over the years and I have always thought that for all the riches they possessed in the team, they seemed to be storing up for a rainy day," he said about the team that lost their first four matches but went on to win the title by defeating a formidable Chennai Super Kings (CSK). It was their second title victory after 2013 when they had also beaten the CSK. [Will Rohit Sharma's second IPL win put Virat Kohli under pressure?]

MI captain Rohit Sharma's 25-ball half-century in the final got a special mention in Bhogle's column. He said Sharma took the game towards the MI after they were reduced to 1-1 after the first over.[MI beat CSK by 41 runs to win their 2nd IPL title]

About the CSK who made their sixth final this time, Bhogle thought Mahendra Singh Dhoni's outfit lacked energy and excitement in their ranks.

Bhogle, however, had one regret. The likes of Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag didn't produce as much this summer.

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