Chennai: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said that playing in the IPL just after the World Cup was tough and the fans were also "emotionally drained" after the country's historic triumph of the coveted trophy last month.
"The IPL schedule was tough as it came just after the World Cup," Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni said after CSK won the IPL 4 title by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs in the summit clash.
"The whole of India wanted the country to win the World Cup and we did. The fans were a bit emotionally drained after the World Cup to come out in large numbers initially in the IPL. But they later came out to watch the IPL," he said.