As the Indian Premiere League is just round the corner, we have decided to revisit the most
memorable IPL moments which will definitely have a special place in everyone’ s hearts. In this
COVID – 19 crisis, we will bring in the IPL fever and remember the times where some of us had
shed our tears in sorrow while some with joy. We might be divided by our teams but are united.
by the love for cricket.
The Indian Premiere League governing Council has announced that due to the prevailing corona
virus situation in India, the tournament has been decided to be held in United Arab Emirates
(UAE). Places where the matches will be played are: Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.
The start of the Indian Premiere League 2020 will be on 19th September and the final match has
been scheduled on 10th November.
The tournament shall be of 53 days where there shall be 10 afternoon matches starting at 15:30
hours (IST) and the remaining matches shall be in the evening, starting from 19:30 hours (IST).
So for these 53 days, keep your afternoons and evenings booked and let’s get hooked to top 10
- The First IPL Final. (Chennai Super Kings Vs. Rajasthan Royals, 2008)
If by any chance you had forgotten about the first IPL final, let’s revisit the DY Patil
Stadium, Mumbai and go 12 years back. The final had a nail – biting finish where nobody
could have predicted anything. Rajasthan Royals had won the toss but out of surprise, the
Royal’s Captain, Shane Warne opted to field first. Probably that had been one of the
decisions which had lead to their win. CSK’s top batsmen had given their best. They
reached 100 runs within the 14th over and 150 mark in 19.2 overs. After scoring 164 runs
in total, the spectators were pretty sure of their win. But out of everyone’s surprise,
Rajasthan Royals managed to outplay Chennai Super Kings. Everyone would still recall
the unbelievable performance of Yusuf Patan, who was awarded the Player of the Match.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/30211/ipl-2008-final-highlights-csk-vs-rr
- Future can be decided within a flash. (Delhi Capitals Vs. Rising Pune Supergiants)
(12th May 2017)
As you have guessed it correctly, we are definitely making reference to the sensational
acts of wicket keeping by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Though the match was won by Delhi
Capitals, this extraordinary stump out had astounded everyone. The stump out was
executed within few milliseconds of the foot of the batsman to touch the ground from the
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/105612
- Was it an accident or purposefully done to unveil a bombshell (Rajasthan Royals
Vs. Chennai Super Kings) (11th April 2019)
The unbelievable six was pulled by Jadeja in the 19th over of the match. He had knocked
our socks off. Probably he was also shocked by the massive six which he scored after he
had fallen on the pitch due to the trip which was cause due to no proper grip of his shoe.
Ben Stocks had lied flat on the ground with dismay and surprise while The Captain Cool
tried to take a single. All of theirs and our eyes were on stalks seeing the ball flying
across the boundary.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/167912
- Never mess with Dhoni, specially when he stands behind the wickets. (Rising Pune
Super Giants Vs. Gujrat Lions) (1st May 2017)
Yes, Another breath taking wicket keeping by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Jadev Unadkat
had bowled a fine delivery to Basil Thampi. Thampi had missed it but tried to sneak in a
single. Dhoni fabulously hit a bull’s eye and took a run out. Unfortunate Dinesh Kartik
had to leave the field.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/101319
- Came out of the blue but unfortunately landed in the hands of the Blues. (Chennai
Super Kings Vs. Mumbai Indians) (3rd April 2019)
Yes the marvelous catch was caught by Pollard of Mumbai Indians. Suresh Raina drove a
massive hit which was sure to fetch him a six but probably he had not noticed that Kieron
Pollard was guarding the boundaries. He caught the shot with just one hand and then
rolled on the back to celebrate. It was this moment when Mumbai Indians gained more
hopes as they got Suresh Raina out. Definitely, small moments make big differences.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/161558
- Run out just by few millimeters. (Gujrat Lions Vs. Delhi Daredevils) (4th May 2017).
Dwayne Smith had run with the speed of the wind but the remarkable throw by Shahbaz
Nadeem had sealed his luck. Kagiso Rabada was spell bound and the third umpire had
got a tough decision to make. Dwayne Smith was run out just be few millimeters. But we
got to witness one of the greatest run outs.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/102168
- Came out of your bat but landed in my lap. (Kolkata Knight Riders Vs. Rising Pune
Supre Giants) (3rd May 2017)
Sunil Narine was facing Jadev Unadkat. A perfect good length ball was bowled by
Unadkat but Narine could have played a better shot. Though the strike was good but it
directly landed in the hands of the bowler. Sunil Narine was out by a duck.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/101808
- Run out by miles. (Rising Pune Super Giants Vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore) (29th
Mis – communications is the biggest cause of run outs in any cricket match. But this one
was a gift to the Rising Pune Super Giants. The ball was stroke well by Kedar Jadav and
the fielder had caused an over – throw. Virat Kohli seeing it as an opportunity, called for
a single. Kedar Jadav ran towards the other side but in the last moment, seeing Fergusion
getting the ball, Virat called off the run. Dhoni was gifted a free wicket.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/99890
- God can save your life only once. (Mumbai Indians Vs. Rising Pune Super Giants)
(21st May 2017)
Shardul Thakur had given a perfect delivery and it could have been a definite catch by the
slipper. However, Daniel Christian couldn’t do it properly but did a perfect through
which fetched the team a wicket. Seeing Daniel missing the catch, Karn Sharma tried to
take a single. He should have considered the catch drop as a bad omen and shouldn’t
have gone for the single.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/108327
- The Ball went out of the stadium and landed on the main road. (Royal Challengers
Bangalore Vs. Chennai Super Kings) (21st April 2019)
Definitely, it can be no other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A massive 111 meter’s six
was pulled by him in the last over of the match. Fast bowlers cannot intimidate Dhoni. It
would just fetch him bigger sixes. The best part of him being the captain is that he does
not only guide properly but leads by giving examples.
Video Link: https://www.iplt20.com/video/177126
By Abhik Saha