IPL Champions ..!


The long home season, IPL has ended and eventually Mumbai Indians have been crowned the Champions. It was unfortunate that CSK were runners up again. They have choked in 3 out of their 5 appearance in the final but they’ve proved that they’re the most consistent team in the IPL.

  • Electing to bat, MI were reeling at 16/3 at one stage. Karthik and Rayudu tried to steady the ship.

  • But it was Pollard’s day, who smashed an unbeaten 60 off 32 balls as MI reached a par 148/9.

  • Malinga was not at his usual best in this season but he delivered when it mattered the most, destroying CSK’s top order in the very first over. CSK were staring at the defeat as the scoreboard read 3/3.

  •  CSK never recovered after that blow as they ended on 125/9 with Captain Cool scoring a defiant 63 off 45 balls.

  • MI won their maiden IPL title by 23 runs against the two time champions CSK.

  • MoM : Kieron Pollard
  • Player of the series : Watson
  • Young Player : Samson (RR)
  • Best Catch : Gurkeerat Singh (KXI)
  •  Orange Cap : M. Hussey
  • Purple Cap : D. Bravo
  • Fair Play : CSK

Surprise commentary :

Harsha Bhogle asked Sachin to give commentary for a wicket off Bhajji’s bowling and he gave so enthusiastically showing that the child in him is still alive and his passion for the game continues to be so.

Meanwhile, Sachin announced casually that this was his last IPL and was happy that he was able to touch the IPL trophy within 6 years. The Master’s last IPL shot was a six into his own stand...!!

Incidentally, Sachin won the WC in his sixth attempt and the IPL too in his sixth attempt.

Now, we will able to see Sachin bat only in the test cricket. L

This IPL had a lot of controversies like the fight between the players, sledging, spot fixing claims and whatever we need to admit that this IPL has entertained us too.

Legends like Dravid, Gilchrist, Sachin, Punter will be missed largely in the next IPL though.

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12 comments:

JINITH PANDIAN said...

Not to forget about Gayle n his massive sixes... Dale Steyn proved to ne d best bowler... Players like Miller, Morris n few others used this opportunity pretty well to showcase their talent...

Pravin Kumar said...

u missed gayle.......in d stats
highest indiv scr-175 of 66
max 6s in a match-17
max 6s in a tournament-51
longest six-119m
fastest 50-frm 17b
fastest 100-frm 30b

KABILAN NAKKEERAN said...

congrats on mumbai n rohit sharma for their first trophy.....i would have felt better if rr had won....

Rahul Ramfort said...

yup.. It would've been a terrific farewell to The Wall.. But thats how the way life goes... :-)

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ Pravin : Gayle was awesome in this Ipl as well.. But there were claims of spot fixing looming over the Jamaican too... So only i didn't wanna mention..

Rahul Ramfort said...

@ Jinith : rightly said... The overseas players were dominant than the local lads...

vignesh said...

Mohith sharma caught my attention bcz Indian pitches r not suited for quicks yet he performed well

Rahul Ramfort said...

ya this young guy had his dream season.. He is my find of the season too.. :-)

Sabari Giri Nathan .M said...

For a long period gap I saw the cricket that is tis match

Manikandan Don said...

i would miss Dravid and Gilly for their awesome shots and cool captaincy....

Manikandan Don said...

i would miss Dravid and Gilly for their awesome shots and cool captaincy....

ashok kumar said...

rohit sharma one of the finest captain tat ipl has produced..he also proves wit his bat..

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