Cricket is not a game for the country of India but it is much like emotion for every Indian. Indian Premier League is much loved by Indian cricket fans. IPL started 13 years ago in 2007. Now it’s 2020 and let’s check out the Most Expensive IPL Players of 2020. In this blog, We’ll tell you the Unknown Facts About IPL that you don’t know.
Plenty of cricket fans watch matches with fun and enthusiasm. Every year IPL is being organized by BCCI in April or May month. IPL is the world’s number one cricket league by the number of auditions.
Indian Premier League began soon on 19 Sep 2020. All player’s transfers, contracts confirmed for the 2020 IPL season in march month of 2020.
Let us check some unknown facts about IPL.
Unknown Facts About IPL
1. In 2008, IPL started with 8 teams
In 2018 IPL was started by BCCI (India national cricket team). In 2008 IPL came up with 8 teams including:
- Rajasthan Royals
- Kings XI Punjab
- Mumbai Indians
- Kolkata Knight Riders
- Royal Challengers Banglore
- Deccan Chargers
- Chennai Super Kings
- Delhi Capital
2. So far two teams Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have managed to won 3 trophies of IPL
Starting from 2008 so far Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings both won 3 trophies. Where Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad both own 1 trophy of IPL, and Kolkata Knight Riders won 2 trophies of IPL.
3. Pakistani players also joined IPL
In 2008 Pakistani Players also joined and played the first season of IPL including Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Shoaib Malik but after the first season, BCCI banned Pakistani Players from IPL.
4. Parthiv Patel is only one player who played for the most teams
Parthiv Patel is only one player who played for 6 teams in IPL no-other players have played for 6 teams in IPL so far.
5. CSK is only one team that never changed their captain
Starting from 2008 CSK is the only team that never changed its captain. MS Dhoni is only one captain who played as a captain for the highest times.
So far always MS Dhoni is chosen for the captainship of CSK.
6. Virat Kohli is number one in terms of runs
Virat Kohli has played 177 matches of IPL where he scored a total of 5412 runs with an average of 37.84 runs.
7. Shikhar Dhawan hit most 4s
So far only Shikhar Dhawan is able to hit 524 4s in 159 matches.
8. Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in IPL
Srilankan Player Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in IPL with a total of 170 wickets in 122 matches so far in 2020.
9. Pravin Kumar is the player who thrown first over of IPL in 2008
In 2008 Pravin Kuman thrown first ever over for IPL.
10. Pravin Kumar is the only player who has thrown most maiden overs
Starting from 2008 Pravin Kumar is the only payer who thrown 14 maiden overs.
11. KL Rahul has a record of the fastest 50
KL Rahul is a player who has a record of making 50 runs in 14 balls.
12. Sachin Tendulkar is the first orange cap holder
In 2008 Sachin Tendulkar was the first player who earned orange cap.
13. Sohail Tanvir becomes the first purple cap holder
In 2008 Pakistani cricketer Sohail Tanvir was the first player who earned a purple cap.
In the first season of IPL where Pakistan cricketers took part, one of them was Sohail Tanvir, who lifted the purple cap.
14. Chris Gayle and David Warner both hold 2 orange caps
Till 2020 West Indies player Chris Gayle and Australian player David Warner managed to hold 2 orange caps.
15. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dwayne Bravo both hold 2 purple caps
So far West Indies player Dwayne Bravo and Indian player Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to hold 2 purple caps.
16. Lakshmipathy Balaji was the first player who threw hat trick in IPL
In 2008 Lakshmipathu Balaji threw first hat trick in IPL.
17. Chris Gayle owns the record of the most run in a single game
West Indies cricket play Chris Gayle made 175 in 2013 when Royle Challange Bangalore vs Pune Warriors match was being played. Chris Gayle was in Royle Challange Bangalore at the time of this record.
18. Chris Gayle is the only player who owns the highest award of the man of the match
Chris Gayle is the only player who owns the highest award of the man of the match in the entire IPL.
19. Delhi Capital is the only team that never played IPL final
Starting from the first season Delhi Capital is the only team that never played IPL final.
20. Royle Challange Bangalore promotes the “Go Green” initiative by wearing a green jersey
Every season Royle Challange Bangalore promotes “Go Green” by wearing the green jersey.
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