The most controversial of all the editions so far, IPL 2012 came to an end with the final match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Chennai Super Kings.
Amidst the victory, regrets and apologies, it was certainly a moment of reckoning for Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan as his team KKR won the fifth edition of the IPL on Sunday night, beating two-time winners CKS in a nail-biting match, Sunday.
Despite several scuffles and controversies, Bollywood superstar SRK shares good rapport with his fans, supporters and a long list of loyal friends in the industry.
Just as KKR started playing the winning innings, good wishes poured in the virtual world of Twitter and other social media sites.
Owner of IPL team Rajasthan Royals, Raj Kundra tweeted: "@iamsrk so happy for you!! Congratulations and well deserved!!!!#babyK waiting for the cup now! :)"
Congress MP Shahshi Tharoor posted: " KKR deserved this magnificent win -- but what a spectacular run by CSK! Nearly out of the tournament, fought back, battled on till the last. No shame for CSK -- they played like the champions they are. But KKR has arrived! All credit to skipper Gambhir, his team, @iamsrk&the fans."
Cricketer Murali Kartik wrote: "Many many many congrats to kkr. And evertone associated with them...so happy guys ..way to go."
Close friend and director Karan Johar tweeted: "Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! More power to team KKR and@iamsrk!!!!!!!!!! And what a match!!!!!! KKROCKSSSSSSSS."
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle greeted: "Congrats KKR!!!!! IPL u beauty! Sweet Azz!!! Didn't watch game....Too busy on the pool deck!!! :) Have fun Narine!! KKR 2012 Champions!"
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh wished the team saying: "what a game! Well done kkr but I think csk was no less ! They have been the most consistent team in last 5 seasons !!"
Industrialist and owner of IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore Vijay Mallya tweeted: "Congratulations to KKR-New IPL Champions. So IPL VI finals will be played at Eden Gardens !!"
Tennis icon Mahesh Bhupathi greeted: "Got to watch the last hour of the final here in Paris, amazing chase by KKR.. Worthy champs."
Filmmaker, actor Farhan Akhtar tweeted: "The wait is over. Well done KKR. Congratulations @iamsrk and all team owners, members and staff. Let the good times roll."
Actor Neha Dhupia remarked: "A match so worthy of being the final... Well played #csk and a huge congratulations to #kkr and @iamsrk !"
Sidhartha Mallya tweeted: "Congrats KKR... Been consistent over the ipl, so fitting they won it..and to chase down 190 makes it even more special!! X"
Bipasha Basu posted: "Congrats @iamsrk !Great win fr KKR!Csk is n will be one of the strongest teams in IPL!Cheers to them fr a good run in all IPLs !Love to Mahi n team!"
(With inputs from IBNS)
Take a look at the winning moments of Kolkata Night Riders.