10 Amazing Facts About IPL That’ll Blow Your Mind

Fri, Apr 15, 2022
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Fri, Apr 15, 2022
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10 Amazing Facts About IPL That’ll Blow Your Mind

The IPL is loved by cricket enthusiasts! No wonder all the cricket fans eagerly wait for the IPL season to roll in. A die-hard IPL fan makes sure that they are up-to-date with all the happenings on the cricket field and behind the scenes. Read these little-known and interesting facts about IPL that will surely surprise you.

Another year, another season of IPL! Every year the IPL tournament garners a lot of love and support from fans, as the matches become more exciting. The 2022 IPL began with a lot of pomp on 26th March 2022 (Saturday) and will come to an end on 29th May 2022 (Sunday).

Undoubtedly, cricket is the most followed sport in India. The passion for cricket can unite people in India, irrespective of their differences. All cricket fans have a special place in their heart for the IPL. This is why every cricket lover tries to keep up-to-date with everything that is going on the pitch!

Let's get to know a couple of interesting facts about IPL.

IPL: A Little Glimpse into It

Before we get to know some of the amazing facts about IPL, let's learn a little about IPL. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional T20 or Twenty20 cricket league. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officially began the tournament in 2008. Due to its 20-over format and the fame of national and international players, it instantly gained popularity among Indians. This tournament is held between the months of March and May every year. The IPL 2022 is the fifteenth season. The group stage of IPL 2022 will be played in Mumbai and Pune.

The IPL is not less than any international competition or match, as the craze is indescribable. The reason behind IPL's popularity is the lucrative contracts and the presence of the best names in cricket from all over the world.

The Facts About IPL You Should Know: Find Out Here!

From a shower of fours and sixes to unbelievable catches, the die-hard cricket fans wait for every IPL season. IPL creates a lot of buzz across India, which is why every fan closely follows the tournament to know all the essential information on and off the cricket field.

Given below are some of the most amazing facts about IPL and unknown facts about IPL that will surely leave you amazed.

  • Fact 1- One of the most shocking facts about IPL 2022 came from the Mega Auction, as the famous Suresh Raina remained unsold. Raina has won many matches for Chennai Super Kings for many seasons. However, in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, he could not find a buyer. For the first time in the history of IPL, Raina has gone without getting sold; thus, this came as a massive shock to many fans.
  • Fact 2 - The South-African leg spinner Imran Tahir at the age of 42 years, was the oldest player in the IPL Mega Auction. He also went unsold in this year’s IPL auction.
  • Fact 3 - In 2015, Delhi Daredevils (now known as Delhi Capitals) splashed a whopping INR 16 crore for Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh became the highest-paid Indian player in an IPL auction ever.
  • Fact 4 - When we look at the facts about IPL 2022, Indian wicket-keeper and batsman Ishan Kishan has become one of IPL's most expensive players. This is all thanks to the record-breaking bid of INR 15.25 crore that allowed Mumbai Indians to handpick him. Kishan became not only the most expensive Indian player in IPL 2022, but he is also the second-highest-paid Indian player in the IPL auction history, next to cricketer Yuvraj Singh.
  • Fact 5 - South African all-rounder Chris Morris continues to be IPL's most expensive player. This is all thanks to the Rajasthan Royals' bid of INR 16.25 crore. However, before the beginning of IPL 2022, Morris brought the curtains down on his cricket career and announced he was retiring.
  • Fact 6 - Hailed by many as the ‘God of Cricket,’ Sachin Tendulkar went on to become the first Indian batsman to win the Orange Cap at the end of IPL 2010. That year, Tendulkar went on to pile a staggering 618 runs in 15 matches for the Mumbai Indians.
  • Fact 7 - Royal Challengers Bangalore promotes the "Go Green" initiative by switching their jersey to green for a particular match in the tournament. The team has always performed this ritual.
  • Fact 8 - The 'Man of the Match' award is given to that one player who has played exceptionally well in a match. This player is credited to be the one who turned the course of the game on its head. Hence, it is an honor to receive the Man of the Match award. In his career, the South African batsman AB de Villiers has earned 25 'Man of the Match' awards in IPL. Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle comes close with 22 'Man of the Match' awards.
  • Fact 9 - Zaheer Khan is the only player who has been a part of the 1st game and the 500th game of IPL. In the first match, Khan was part of Royal Challengers Bangalore, and they faced Kolkata Knight Riders. The 500th game was played between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. Zaheer Khan was part of Delhi Daredevils in that season.
  • Fact 10 - One of the most amazing facts about IPL is that Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in IPL history. Mumbai Indians had won the coveted trophy and the IPL title 5 times, whereas the Chennai Super Kings won the trophy 4 times.

The IPL is loved by many and amasses much support and hype from cricket lovers. To see your favorite teams and players battle it out and find out who will emerge as the ultimate champion, watch the IPL 2022 matches and enjoy them.

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