IPL is the most awaited event for all the cricket lovers. The short-term T20 game format with the mixing of the national as well as international cricketers on the state-wide pattern is a different and interesting pattern that engages the audience.
When it comes to IPL, there are many things to memorize whether it will be four tons by Virat Kohli in a single season, unbelievable catches, exciting super overs or hat-tricks by the several bowlers.
However, there are still some lesser-known facts of this mega-rich Indian Premier League. Have a look at them.
- A player who held the most number of catches
There are many players who marked their bowling skills in the IPL history but among them, the Indian wicketkeeper and batsman Dinesh Kartik set the record of holding the most number of catches in the overall IPL appearances.
He has held 88 catches in the 152 matches of the IPL season with the 26 stumpings to his name.
- The only two Indians to win the Most Valuable Player award
The 11th season of the IPL is going on but there are only two Indians who managed to win the Most Valuable Player award till date and they are Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar got this prestigious award in 2010 season when he was representing Mumbai Indians scoring 618 runs while the super-talented Virat Kohli is the second Indian to receive this award when he was playing in the eight seasons of the IPL with the score of 973 runs.
- The only team to score the Highest as well as lowest runs
Loved by many, the Royal Challengers Bangalore has managed to score the highest runs as well as the lowest runs in the IPL history.
Royal Challengers Bangalore score a mammoth of 263/5 against the Pune Warriors in the 2013 IPL season, but they score the lowest in the 2017 season when playing against Kolkata Knight Riders for just 49 runs.
- The fastest ball delivery in the IPL history
The fastest ball delivered in the IPL history is in the 2017 edition by the Australian pacer Pet Cummins who bowled at the destructive pace of 153.56 Km/hr. however, he managed the average pace of 145 Km/hr during the same season.
- The only player who marked his presence in the 1st and 500th IPL game
Amazingly, there is no only one player who marked his presence in both the 1st and 500th match of the IPL and he is former Indian pacer, Zaheer Khan.
In the 1st match, he was the part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team playing against Kolkata knight riders while in the 500th IPL season, the match is between Delhi Daredevils and the Rajasthan Royals.