Indian Premier League is a cricket tournament that is being played among franchise based teams from eight Indian cities. It is undoubtedly the biggest and grandest cricket league in the world. The league is full of power hitters who make a habit of hitting the ball into the stands most often. The league promises to be a batsman paradise but T20 specialist like Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga have changed the mindset of peoples. In these 10 seasons hundreds of players tried to impress and establish themselves as T20 players, but only a few have managed to rule the charts. As far as the facts go, here are some interesting IPL facts that would leave you surprised.
Here are mind wobbling 21 IPL Facts
- Rajasthan Royals suffered a loss of around 2 lakh rupees due to Deepak Hooda, who hit 44 balls out of the stadium during the practice sessions in IPL 2015. Practise balls generally cost well over 4k Indian rupees.
- Chennai Super Kings is the only team to reach the finals for 5 times, eventually winning it on 2 occasions(2010 and 2014) under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
- Yusuf Pathan can be considered as a very lucky player for any team. He has uplifted the IPL trophy for 3 times, playing for 2 teams- Rajasthan Royals in 2008, Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012, 2014.
- Delhi Daredevils holds the records for most number of losses in the IPL. Their score chart stands at 59 losses.
- The least runs defended in the last over by any team in the tournament’s history, by Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians in 2009. Mumbai needed 4 to win in the last over – with three wickets in hand, but managed only 1 run and lost all 3 remaining wickets.
- Ravindra Jadeja is the only batsman in IPL history to score 1000 runs without scoring a half century.
- JP Duminy has scored the slowest fifty in IPL history. He took 55 balls for his fifty playing for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab in 2009.
- Ravindra Jadeja has played for three franchisees and each of them have been scrapped/banned. They are Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
- Pakistan’s unorthodox paceman Sohail Tanvir’s figures of 6/14 are still the best bowling figures in IPL. Tanvir’s magical spell came in the inaugural edition of the IPL (2008 vs CSK) and it’s been 10 years but no bowler has been able to break this record.
- The top 5 bowlers who have conceded the most runs in an IPL innings, are all Indians. Ishant Sharma (66), Umesh Yadav (65), Sandeep Sharma (65), Varun Aaron and Ashok Dinda (63).
- Piyush never bowled a no-ball in the first 7 editions of the IPL. He bowled his first ever No-ball in IPL after bowling almost 386 overs.
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