Today we bring you some unique IPL records, which will amaze you about the cash rich Indian cricket league. Indian Premier League is one of the most followed cricket tournaments across the globe and the 8-team competition has had some exciting records created by individuals, some they’d fall back on forever while a few they’d like to forget. Here we discuss a few of these unique records.
Unique IPL Records:
1. The Most Valuable Players from India
Maestro Sachin Tendulkar and current Run Machine Virat Kohli are the only Indians to win the most valuable player award in IPL history. Tendulkar won it in IPL 2010 while Kohli won it in IPL 2016. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
2. The Most- Most Valuable Player Awards
Sunil Narine, Andre Russell and Shane Watson are the only three cricketers to win the most valuable players awards twice (so far). Sunil won it for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 & 2018 seasons, while Shane won it for Rajasthan Royals in 2008 & 2013 seasons, Andre won it in 2015 & 2019 for Kolkata Knight Riders. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
3. The Most Runs Conceded in an IPL Innings
Basil Thampi of Sunrisers Hyderabad has given away the most runs in an IPL match. In a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on May 17, 2018, Thampi gave away 70 runs from his quota of four overs. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
4. Zaheer of IPL
Former India speedster Zaheer Khan is the only Cricketer to feature in both the first IPL match & 500th IPL match. Khan was part of Rajasthan Royals in 2008 while he was playing for Delhi Daredevils in the 500th IPL match.
5. The Most Matches as Umpire
Sundaram Ravi of Bengaluru has officiated in the most matches of Indian Premier League. He’s the only one before commencement of the 2020 season to have officiated in 100+ matches. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
6. The Least Matches as Umpire
Before commencement of the season 2020, Ian Gould & Subroto Das had officiated in the least IPL matches. Both officiated in just one match Das in 213 while Gould in 2019. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
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7. The Most Matches in IPL
Suresh Raina, before the season 2020, holds this record with 193 appearances followed by MS Dhoni (190) & Rohit Sharma (188). But if Suresh Raina doesn’t make a comeback into the season, he may even get ousted from top 10. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
8. The Most Matches in IPL as Captain
Captain Cool MS Dhoni has this record under his name. He has not only played the most matches as captain, but has also won the most matches and has the best winning average among the captains with more than 50 matches under their belt. He has, before 2020, played 174 matches, winning 104 (only one to win more than 100 matches so far).
9. The Most Catches in IPL History
Suresh Raina is one of the key players of the three time champions Chennai Super Kings, and why not, he is as agile on the field and is the second highest scorer of the league so far. Raina has taken 102 catches during his IPL stint.
10. The Most Hat-tricks in IPL History
Former India Leg-spinner Amit Mishra has taken the most number of hat-tricks. He has taken 3, all three coming for 3 different franchises (Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab & Pune Warriors India). Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
11. The Most Match wins in IPL History
Mumbai Indians have won the most matches in IPL history. Out of 187 matches they played, they have won 107. Here one fact to be included is that Chennai Super Kings, who have won 100 out of 165 matches, were banned for two seasons. Else they could lead this record.
12. The Most Losses in IPL History
Delhi Capitals (earlier Delhi Daredevils) have lost the most matches in IPL history. They have lost 97 out of 177 matches they have played in the league. Not very behind are Kings XI Punjab & Royal Challengers Bangalore, both losing 90+ matches.
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13. Title Winners but Out of League
Deccan Chargers are the only team which won the tournament title, but aren’t now part of the league. The controversial termination of the franchisee contract with Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd by BCCI is still under legal procedures, may even see the team coming back IPL fold. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
14. The Most Ducks in IPL History
And the Joint winners are Harbhajan Singh & Parthiv Patel. Though there might be a change in leader-board here as there are 4 active cricketers with just a gap on 1 ducks and many more if we add a gap of 2-3. The Table-toppers have 13 ducks from their IPL career.
15. The Most Dot Balls in IPL History
Former Indian Offie Harbhajan Singh has bowled the most dot balls in IPL. He has 1249 dot balls in his ongoing career with the franchise based league.
16. The Fastest Delivery in IPL History
Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn has bowled the fastest delivery of IPL history. He bowled at a pace of 154.40 km/h in 2012 while playing for Deccan Chargers. Listed among the 16 unique IPL Records that we brought for you.
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