It's been quite a few days even by the standards of the IPL's publicity hungry machine.
First, we've seen the unseating of the Prince of Darkness himself by his supposed friends and colleagues at the BCCI. Just like Caesar, Lalit Modi appears to be have been stabbed in the back by his erstwhile acquaintances. This one will roll and roll, probably all the way to the start of IPL4 especially with all the lawyers and rumours about match-fixing and spot-fixing.
Then yesterday we saw the triumph of the men in the banana pyjamas as Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians, Sachin Tendulkar and the crowd to win IPL3. The outcome was a bit harsh on Mumbai as they have been the best side this year, but credit must go to MS Dhoni for his excellent captaincy and to his team for winning the final on their opponents home ground. Mumbai in some respects have only themselves to blame for dropping man of the match Suresh Raina too many times and for holding back Kieron Pollard until it was too late.
There has also been another hotly contested battle going on for the last few days that has also seen daggers drawn and lawyers consulted. The battle to find the IPL's hottest girl has certainly captured the imagination, well as least it has on Twitter for a few sad souls like myself.
Anyway, without further ado here are the final results for the six lovely's that made it through to the final, with a picture of the winner at the end:
6. Trisha Krishnan (1 vote)
5. Geeta Basra (2 votes)
4. Deepika Padukone (4 votes)
3. Katrina Kaif (7 votes)
2. Preity Zeita (10 votes)
1. Shilpa Shetty (13 votes)