Last week we added 13 questions from each of the 13 editions of the Indian Premier League, at #IndiaGyanKaBhandar to make #IndiaKnowledgeKaSuperpower.
The D-Day has come. As the nation gears up for the first match of #IPL2020, let's take a look at the answers of those questions: Image

Which cricketer was CSK’s preferred choice for the role of skipper whose decision to represent the city he was brought up ultimately resulted in MS Dhoni being roped in as the most expensive player in the inaugural edition?

Answer: @virendersehwag

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@Bazmccullum scored a mammoth unbeaten 158 runs in the very first match of the tournament. However, who was the first Indian to score a century in IPL?

Answer: @im_manishpandey, then 19-year old, while playing for RCB against Deccan Chargers.

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Which fellow teammate’s century did @ShaneWarne describe as the best innings he had ever seen in his 21 year career?

Answer: @iamyusufpathan's 37 ball 100, against MI at Brabourne Stadium.

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Which franchise, after drawing a lot of flak for its initial name 'Indi Commandos', underwent an elephantine change through a poll in which the final name was selected?

Answer: Kochi Tuskers

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In a match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur, @ABdeVilliers17 was adjudged the Man of the Match. He made an incredible gesture by presenting it to a bowler who took 4 wickets in that match.


Answer: KP Appanna

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In his farewell match, which unlikely bowler entered record books with an economy and average of zero and a strike rate of one?

Answer: Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381)

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Only three Indians have won the Orange Cap till date. If Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are two of them, who is the third?

Answer: @robbieuthappa for KKR.

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In a match against RCB at Chinnaswamy stadium, which player was seen with a tape placed on his mouth, after being interrupted by the umpire from initiating a conversation with @henrygayle in the previous over?

Answer: @KieronPollard55

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The award that is currently known as the ‘Emerging Player of the Year’ has been won by an Indian player in all the seasons save one.

Who won it in 2016? Hint: You need not go too far.

Answer: Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90)

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In the history of the IPL, who is the first and only person till date to pick a hat-trick on his debut?

Answer: Andrew Tye for Gujrat Lions. His victims were Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and Shardul Thakur.

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Which batsman holds the record of scoring the fastest fifty till date, off just 14 balls, getting to the mark in the third over of his team’s innings?

Answer: @klrahul11 for KXIP.

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In an incident that became a subject of umpteen discussions, whom did @ashwinravi99 dismiss by the rare method of ‘Mankading’?

Answer: Jos Buttler

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Although born and raised in Pakistan, @IamAlikhan23 is set to become the first player from which country to play in the IPL?

Answer: USA. He has been signed as a replacement for Harry Gurney in the KKR side.

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