That is the consensus of some local cricket pundits after the West Indies came from behind to beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs and seize the ICC World Twenty20 trophy in Sri Lanka yesterday.
The victory is West Indies' first major tournament win since Brian Lara's side lifted the Champions Trophy in 2004, and it was completed in dramatic style, with the Caribbean side keeping fans in Trinidad and Tobago and around the West Indies in suspense for most of the match before sealing victory at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The West Indies players went one step further after winning by spontaneously and almost seamlessly demonstrating the moves of the latest dance craze "Gangnam Style", a dance made popular by South Korean rapper PSY. The dance is named after PSY's smash hit single of the same name. According to Wikepedia, as of October 7, the music video has been viewed over 394 million times on YouTube, making it one of the site's most watched in music history thus far. As demonstrated so aptly by the West Indies team yesterday, the dance has fans everywhere and the moves are instantly recognisable.
Like the thousands of fans watching the final in T&T yesterday—former West Indies cricketers Deryck Murray and Bryan Davis and Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) first vice-president Dudnath Ramkessoon were also on the edge of their seats as events unfolded.
Murray, who represented West Indies from 1960 to 1980, said he always knew the Caribbean team had a good chance of going all the way.
"It was a tremendous performance by the team, and I know it will bring much joy to the entire Caribbean and all of the our supporters," the ex-West Indies wicket-keeper said after watching the final, where the new champions got off to their worst start in the tournament.
They were 32 for two after ten overs, before Marlon Samuels belted Lasith Malinga to all parts of the ground to get West Indies back in the game. Samuel smashed six sixes and three fours as the regional team recovered to post 137 for six off ten overs.
Sri Lanka were dismissed for 101 with Samuels taking one for 15 and T&T's Sunil Narine snatching three for nine.
"You always knew this West Indies team had a good chance. They kept us on the edge of our seat for the first half of the game and it was great to see them come back and pull it off," Murray added.
Davis, who played four Tests for the West Indies and 112 first class matches for T&T, had expected West Indies to win the tournament but knew Sri Lanka would have pushed the Caribbean side to the limit.
"I said before that I thought they (West Indies) had the best team in the tournament and Sri Lanka was the most dangerous team in the tournament. I was a little concerned when we batted but to come back from that slow start and post a competitive total I thought was a tremendous effort," Davis explained.
"Dwayne Bravo played very intelligent cricket and played around Samuels who took his time to get going, and when the time came he stepped up and I think we won the match through his innings.
"I thought those runs on the board and in a final, it was not going to be a walkover...The players get nervous. It was a total team effort. The bowlers did extremely well. I thought it was a great all-round effort.
"The pitch determined the match...It was a difficult pitch to bat freely on and you needed a good innings and West Indies got that from Samuels," Davis added. Ramkessoon singled out the effort of Samuels for the win, saying the all-rounder proved his class.
"He really came good to bring the team back to score a competitive total. He showed that he was up to the challenge and he took apart their key bowlers, which is not an easy thing to do. Today was Samuel's day, he certainly delivered at the right time.
"It was a good victory and I must congratulate the team and the management for bringing joy to the Caribbean. The boys had a lot of confidence and they really came good in the end," Ramkessoon added.