It was one of those days that everything just went our way and we got our basics right.They are the kingpins of the team, Sachin and Sanath were absolutely amazing and just took the game away from Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.And watching them lead from the front was a boost for us youngsters who watch and learn from them.

Sachin and Sanath were my heroes while growing up and being in the same dressing room has been a great experience for a young guy like me. It was even more of an honor to share Sachin's birthday celebrations with him! Batting with him was amazing, too, and I hope I get more opportunities to do so.

Perhaps the big score we posted took some of the pressure off our Bowlers, as they did not have to worry about defending a small total and were able to just play their game.I think we have a very balanced side with good team spirit and are looking good for the upcoming games.

I was looking forward to playing my first IPL in India. Even by watching it on TV last year we could get a feel of what a great experience it was. It is big in South Africa, but back in India it would have been special. Still, I am enjoying the experience of meeting and learning about different players, countries and cultures. To the fans back in India, keep supporting us even though we are not there. Hopefully we will do you proud and bring the trophy back home.