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Incidents of First IPL Tournament that may have slipped your mind

September 11, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

The Indian Premier League (IPL) debuted on April 18, 2008. The cricket fans might still remember the day when two teams played the first-ever IPL match at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). The teams were Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). While RCB chose to bowl first in the wake of winning the throw; KKR figured out how to score the goliath first innings complete of 222/3 (20 overs). KKR was the team to bat first, and Brendon McCullum scored 158 off 73 balls including 10 fours and 13 sixes.

In answer, RCB were packaged out for only 82 runs (15.1 overs) as KKR dominated that game by 140 runs. Without a doubt, McCullum won the Player of the Match grant toward the finish of that coordinate.

KKR chief Sourav Ganguly confronted the principal delivery in IPL history

It was the match between Sourav Ganguly-drove KKR and Rahul Dravid-drove RCB. After RCB sent the guests to bat first, Ganguly confronted the principal chunk of the IPL history. RCB right-arm pacer Praveen Kumar delivered that ball; where the opener Ganguly figured out how to grab one leg-bye race to open the scoreboard.

RCB captain Rahul Dravid additionally confronted the principal wad of the second innings of that coordinate; while Ashok Dinda delivered the main ball for the Kolkata establishment.

Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting were KKR pair

Previous Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly and previous Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting both were the effective chiefs. As the two skippers drove their public groups in the last of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003; where Ponting-drove Australia won that last by 125 runs, they were without a doubt the extraordinary adversaries worldwide cricket.

In any case, in the first-ever IPL coordinate, Ganguly and Ponting played together for the KKR, where Ganguly drove the Kolkata establishment. Their association was not all that sufficient around then as Ponting just figured out how to play four matches in that season and stayed unremarkable in that competition.

In IPL 2019, Ponting (Head Coach) and Ganguly (Advisor) again served together yet as the instructing and care staff for the Delhi Capitals (DC), which was fruitful.

Sunil Joshi played for RCB who is now the BCCI Chief Selector

At present, the previous Indian all-rounder Sunil Joshi is the head of the choice board of trustees of the Indian men's public cricket crew.

From 1996 to 2001, Joshi played 15 Tests and 69 ODIs for the Indian group. Although he was not in the dispute of the Indian group, Joshi showed up in the first-ever IPL coordinate where he spoke to for the RCB. Toward the finish of that coordinate, the left-arm spinner had the bowling figures of 3-0-26-0, and the left-arm batsman scored just three runs at the no. 11 position. Joshi played four IPL matches, and all were during the IPL 2008.

Praveen Kumar figured out how to score double-digit runs with only extras

After the RCB bowlers yielded 222 runs in the first-ever IPL coordinate, the RCB batsmen gave up before the KKR bowlers. While RCB were packaging out for only 82 runs, the additional items were the most elevated run-scorer in that innings with 19 runs (11 wides and 8 leg-byes). Praveen Kumar was the main other batsmen who figured out how to arrive at the twofold digit figures in that second innings as the right-arm batsman remained not out on 18 runs off 15 balls.

Virat Kohli of RCB, young then, was bowled by Ashok Dinda, the KKR pacer

Present Indian commander Virat Kohli, whom fans call perhaps the best cricketer in global cricket history; made his IPL debut during that first-ever IPL coordinate. Notwithstanding, the youth had no great experience during that coordinate.

Kohli scored just one run off five balls, coming to bat at no.3 position. KKR right-arm pacer Ashok Dinda bowled him and dismissed him easily. In the T20 cricket history, Dinda figured out how to excuse Kohli just for some other time in IPL 2013.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh