Barring a surprise, Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni will step out as a player for the last time when his side take on holders Gujarat Titans in the IPL final on Sunday.
"Cricket is my passion and not a burden," 29-year-old engineer-turned-cricketer said. "So I am enjoying cricket after leaving engineering and a job to follow my passion without having much at home."
Shubman Gill smashed a third masterful IPL century and fast bowler Mohit Sharma took 5-10 for Gujarat to win by 62 runs with 10 balls to spare.
The ground was a sorry soggy sight when officials called off play for the day and a message on the giant screen, for the fans, read "please keep your physical tickets safe!." The action will begin on Monday...
A sensational quickfire fifty from Sai Sudharsan (96 off 41) along with Wriddhiman Saha's vital half-century (54 off 39) powered Gujarat Titans to 214/4 against Chennai Super Kings in the rescheduled final of IPL.
Salt, a wicketkeeper-batsman, began with a 60-run stand with skipper David Warner, who hit 22, and then put together 59 runs with Mitchell Marsh, who smashed 26.
The brothers joked and hugged at the start of the match but things turned serious when a destructive opening stand of 142 between Wriddhiman Saha (81) and Shubman Gill (94 not out) powered Gujarat to their highest ever IPL total of 227-2.
Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad took five wickets between them as Rajasthan were bowled out for just 118 in the 18th over of their innings after Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first.
"A lot of people think that my T20 cricket is declining. I don't feel like that at all," Kohli said afterwards. "I think I am playing my best T20 cricket again." That might be so, but for Kohli and Bangalore it was just the latest IPL failure.
Madhwal then returned figures of 5-5 to dismiss Lucknow for 101 as Mumbai booked a meeting with holders and regular season table-toppers Gujarat in the next play-off encounter on Friday. The winners of that clash will meet Chennai in the final on Sunday.