IPL (Indian Premier League) has changed the cricket game completely. You can’t separate Indian from IPL, its in every Indian’s heart. The excitement of IPL is not only during the live game but from the announcement of the new season. IPL has caught attention from all around the world.
This game has many celebrities involved in it which adds more entertainment to the game, there are more gatherings in the stadium due to many more entertaining drama such as opening ceremony, cheerleaders, live game actions, players across the different nations playing for one team, etc.
IPL has been the successful cricket form since 2008 and has a current brand value of $4.7 billion. Currently IPL season 15 is going on adding two more teams Lucknow Super Giants & Gujarat Titans. The success of IPL depends on many factors such as celebrities’ involvement, big brands associations, sponsorships, strategies, etc. People around the world come to India to enjoy the live game. After the Covid-19, cricket fans started to come into the stadium. Cricket fans have never disappointed IPL popularity since the beginning. Another reason for the IPL being so successful is geographical reason, it is being played in India where cricket is enjoyed more than national game hockey.
Here are few IPL facts:
Do you know who faced the first ball of the IPL? The answer is Saurav Ganguly “Dada”.
The 1st team to win IPL is Rajasthan Royals, Australian legend Shane Warne led the team to victory.
Mumbai Indians is the only team to have won 5 times.
Channel Super Kings is the only team to have the same skipper since its participation.
When we talk about IPL, how can we forget The Caribbean legend Chris Gayle, who has smacked most number sixes, 357 sixes in 139 innings.
KL Rahul holds the record of the fastest half-century of IPL in 14 balls against Delhi Capitals in 2018.
Unfortunately Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings have not won the IPL yet.
Ravindra Jadeja is having the most IPL appearances without being a Captain.
Brendon McCullum’s has scored 158* in the inaugural game in 2008, after that no player from Kolkata Knight Riders has scored a century.
Delhi Daredevils is the only team who has never played the finale of Indian Premier League.
Despite being banned for 2 years, Chennai Super Kings tops in playing 8 IPL finals.
Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh are the only players who have taken 3 & 2 Hat-Tricks respectively in their IPL careers.
Dale Steyn has thrown most dot balls (211 dot balls) in IPL.
IPL has totally changed cricket because the positive part of the IPL is that the players get lot of opportunities to play and it is like a practice match for them to play big international games. IPL has also become a best way for big company to do the advertisement. It is also good for the government to generate the stable revenue every year. Even the fans are also liking it as they can see their favourite player playing against each other.