UNKNOWN IPL FACTS

IPL IS THE MOST ATTENDED T20 LEAGUE IN THE WORLD. IN 2010 IPL BECAME THE FIRST SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD TO BROADCAST LIVE ON YOU TUBE. SINCE 2008 THERE HAVE BEEN 12 SEASONS OF IPL. NOW IN THIS ARTICLE WE WILL LOOK SOME INTERESTING IPL STATS

LEAST KNOWN IPL FACTS

[1] ONLY 2 FOREIGN PLAYERS IN A MATCH FOR A SIDE 

AS ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT A TEAM CAN AFFORD MAXIMUM 4 FOREIGN PLAYERS IN A MATCH. BUT IN THE FIRST MATCH OF 2011 IPL KKR TOOK JUST 2 FOREIGN PLAYERS AGAINST CSK. THIS IS ONLY INCIDENCE WHEN ONLY 2 FOREIGN PLAYERS PLAYED FOR A SIDE IN IPL HISTORY. KALLIS & MORGAN WERE THOSE TWO FOREIGN PLAYERS. 

[2] HARBHAJAN SINGH’S CONNECTION WITH ZEROS 

HARBHAJAN SINGH HAS MOST 0 WICKET HAULS (62 TIMES) IN IPL HISTORY . HE ALSO HAS THE RECORD OF SCORING MOST DUCKS IN IPL HISTORY (JOINT FIRST WITH PARTHIV PATEL , WITH 13 DUCKS)

[3] 1000 & 100 WICKETS FOR A PLAYER

RAVINDRA JADEJA & DWAYNE BRAVO ARE THE ONLY PLAYER TO SCORE 1000 RUNS & TAKE 100 WICKETS IN THE HISTORY OF IPL CRICKET. JADEJA HAS SCORED 1927 RUNS & HAS TAKEN 108 WICKETS . IN OTHER HAND BRAVO HAS 147 WICKETS WITH 1483 RUNS.

[4] ONLY NON-TEST PLAYER TO WIN ORANGE CAP

TILL DATE ROBIN UTHAPPA IS THE ONLY BATSMAN TO WIN ORANGE CAP WHO NEVER PLAYS TEST CRICKET. UTHAPPA WON ORANGE CAP IN 2014 AS HE SCORED 662 RUNS FOR KKR.

[5] ONLY PLAYER TO BAT OVER 1000 MINUTES IN AN IPL SEASON 

IN 2016 VIRAT KOHLI BATTED FOR 1013 TOTAL MINUTES IN THE WHOLE IPL SEASON. THE ONLY PLAYER TO ACHIEVE THIS RECORD. IN THAT SEASON KOHLI EMERGED AS SUPERHERO & SCORED 973 RUNS INCLUDING 4 CENTURIES. 

[6]  YUSUF PATHAN THE FLOATER 

YUSUF PATHAN IS THE ONLY PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE TOURNAMENT TO SCORE 50 IN 6 DIFFERENT BATTING POSITION .

[7] MOST RUNS WITHOUT A 100 & 50

SIKHAR DHAWAN HAS SCORED MOST IPL RUNS (4579) WITHOUT SCORING A HUNDRED IN IPL. HIS BEST SCORE IS 97*

WHILE RAVINDRA JADEJA HAS SCORED MOST RUNS (1927) WITHOUT SCORING A SINGLE 50 IN IPL. HIS BEST IPL SCORE IS 48.


[9] AT LEAST ONE FIFTY EVERY SEASON

ROHIT SHARMA , MS DHONI & SURESH RAINA ARE THE ONLY PLAYERS TO SCORE AT LEAST ONE FIFTY IN EVERY IPL SEASON.

[10] 23 APRIL IS A SPECIAL DATE ?

ON 23RD APRIL 2013 RCB POSTED HIGHEST RUN ( 263 VS PWI ) IN AN IPL INNINGS IN THE HISTORY OF THE TOURNAMENT & IN 23 APRIL 2017 RCB POSTED LOWEST SCORE ( 49 VS KKR ) EVER IN IPL.

[11] 100 & 3 WICKETS IN A MATCH 

CHRIS GAYLE IS THE ONLY PLAYER TO ACHIEVE THIS. IN 2011 AGAINST KINGS XI PUNJAB GAYLE ACHIEVED THIS FEAT AS HE SCORED 107 RUNS OFF 49 DELIVERIES & TOOK 3 FOR 21 IN HIS 4 OVERS BOWLING SPELL

[12] DEBUTANT CENTURIONS 

BRENDON MCCULLUM (18 APRIL 2008) & DAVID HUSSEY (19 APRIL 2008) ARE THE ONLY PLAYERS TO SCORE A IPL HUNDRED IN THEIR DEBUT MATCH. 18 APRIL 2008 MCCULLUM & 19 APRIL 2008 MIIKE HUSSEY MADE THIS RECORD

[13] MOM AWARD IN FINAL IN LOSING CAUSE

INDIAN SPIN WIZARD & INDIA’S HIGHEST WICKET TAKER ANIL KUMBLE WON MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD IN IPL FINAL IN LOSING CAUSE IN THE YEAR 2009 FOR HIS MAGNIFICENT BOWLING SPELL OF 4-0-16-4

[14] PLAYERS WITH HAT-TRICK & 100 IN IPL

ROHIT SHARMA & SHANE WATSON ARE THE ONLY PALYER TO SCORE 100 & TAKE A HAT-TRICK IN THEIR IPL CAREER. 

IN 2009 ROHIT TOOK HAT-TRICK AGAINST HIS CURRENT TEAM MUMBAI INDIANS & HIS ONLY CENTURY CAME AGAINST KKR IN 2012.

WHILE WATSON TOOK HAT-TRICK IN 2014 AGAINST SUNRISERS HYDERABAD & HE SCORED 100 AGAINST KKR IN 2015 

[15] 6 FOURS IN AN OVER 

AJINKYA RAHANE IS THE ONLY PLAYER TO HIT 6 FOURS IN AN OVER IN IPL. HE ACHIEVED THIS FEAT AS HE HIT 6 FOURS TO ARVIND IN 2012 AGAINST RCB.

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