The fans at the Chinnaswamy Stadium have been loud and proud, and backed their team with real passion. At the Brabourne, they ratchet up the volume even more though. The chants of "Sachin, Sachin" can drive you to earplugs, and Malinga will surely not have enjoyed such backing in Colombo. Even with Bangalore cruising to victory, the crowd never lost its buzz and even the late and irrelevant run-out of Virat Kohli was celebrated fervently. On the way home, I saw at least five cabs with Mumbai Indians' flags being waved out of the window. The club culture is certainly taking root.
I have written previously the Mumbai crowd previously. We have seen that fans from Kolkata can be the most passionate in the country. But they are also notorious for turning on the home team when things don't go well. I haven't seen fans of other franchises being as passionate about their team. If there is one team that can count on its fans to act as a catalyst, it is Mumbai Indians.
We are Mumbaikars, and we are proud of it.