Southpaw Raina has never scored less than 350 runs in a single season of the tournament, with the left-hander being the mainstay for the Super Kings.
One thing that the viewers were well aware of was that Hotstar would be gaining momentum under Star Sports, and there would be a gradual increase in the number of viewers and in terms of revenue for Hotstar.
Shane Watson proved that he is the man of the finals, as his shots gave the ball and the Sunrisers bowlers a heavy beating.
Some of the key factors that a franchise looks at before picking the players is experience, consistency and the ability for the player to be quick on his feet.
For Watson, this tournament was more than just a retirement fund, he had to prove that his career had not come to an end, which he kept as a possibility after the dismal season with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Earlier in the day, Ganguly tweeted out after the Eden Garden was selected as the best venue in the 2018 IPL tournament.
Alongside the Super Kings, the other person to get to a third IPL title was none other than the southpaw Suresh Raina.
Another googly, another wicket, another stumping.
Three times, the franchise from Bangalore have come to the finals of the tournament, only to end up as the runners-up.
Four wins on the trot, in the give games puts the two-time winners Knight Riders in prime position for a third final