It's been 14years. Happy Birthday to the best thing that happened to Cricket... #IPL
The English are very good at inventing things. They invented the t20 league, nd allowed India to Hijack
We launched our own t20 league Idea was floated by Lalit Modi.
Indian giants Dada, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag, Dhoni , Sachin became icon players, Shane Warne coached and Captained RR.
And the opening match was a treat for all the fans. Brendon hit 13 sixes in a t20 game, which was unimaginable in those days. Strike rate of 216 was unbelievable.
Swapnil Asnodkar and Kamran Khan were the find , Reality show winner Dinesh Shlunkhe rubs shoulder with Shane Warne and Grame Smith,
The Perfect rags to riches story.
Cricket meets Bollywood, and it became Blockbuster.
Hey Champ... Happy Birthday to you...
During the initial phase of your career, we all thought you are the next big thing in Indian Cricket...
You impressed all of us with your exceptional Seam Movement.
Within a short span of time you created a lot of Buzz... @sreesanth36
That fascinating bowling action was something I adore the most...
You created a lot of impact in your eventful career...
Steaming in, swinging the ball both ways nd those aggressive attitude was a treat to watch...
You had some amazing moments in your career, in limited overs Cricket you are a genuine Wicket taker...
No body can forget that 5 Wicket haul at Bullring,
That epic dance step against Andre Nel was an epic moment in Indian Cricket History...
The 13th Edition is just 6 Days Away.
Over the years we saw IPL becoming a global League.
Overseas players Played a massive role in IPL Success.
But Some Big Guys Failed to replicate his Reputation into Performance Despite having Big money.
1. Ben Stokes (RR 2018);
After a Stellar 2017 with RPSG , Stokes bought by RR for a Whopping 12.5 Cr.
But in 13 matches he Scored a mere 196 runs with a Strike rate of 120+.
With the ball just 8 Wickets...
Failed to justify the Pricetag. Seems like he lost his touch.
2. Andrew Flintoff (CSK-2009);
Sold for a Record 9.66 Cr by Csk During that 2nd edition. Flintoff was the big guy in the Cricketing Town in those days.
But Suffered a Knee injury Nd only played 3 matches.
62 runs with the Bat Nd 2 Wickets puts him in the Overseas Flops list
Indian Premier League- Where Talent meet Opportunity..
It's been 12yrs ... Since 2008 The Cash Rich league witnessed loads of Talented players.
There have been some Outstanding performers , Who without getting much attention have gone about their Business.
1. Shaun Marsh-
The Former opener of Kxip Started that Inaugural edition with a bang ... Nd went on to win the Orange Cap...
He scored 2477 Runs at a AVG of 40 with 20 half Centuries...
Very Unfortunate that he hasn't given many chances in the last few seasons... @shaunmarsh9
2. Robin Uthappa;
He has been a vital Cog for KKR over the last 6 seasons...
He was the leading Run Scorer in that 2014 edition ... In his Career he scored more than 4000 runs with a good Strike rate of 131.
Such a gem but sadly he isn't as much talked in IPL..@robbieuthappa
As the 2020 English Summer is Coming to an end... Let's talk about the Greatest Modern Day Test Cricket pace duo we have seen..
Coz of Pandemic there's Dark cloud hovering around in terms of next test series.
Well The love affair started in 2008 .. it's been more than 13 years.
120 test match together.. In which Jimmy has 483 Nd Broad with 435.
918 wickets together 7.65wks per match .
That's humongous I guess.
The pace bowling pair that has no equal.
In a Partnership I never saw u guys leaking runs. Old School Method...
Keep bowling in the Channel.
Not Express Pace Nd to take more than 900 Wickets as a pair Speaks volume.
Incredible Resilience Nd Compitative Instinct throughout the 13yrs ..
One already Entered into that marvellous 500 club
Another is on the verge of Entering into that miraculous 600 club..