Hardik Pandya Led Gujarat Lift Their Inaugural IPL Trophy

Hardik Pandya Led Gujarat Lift Their Inaugural IPL Trophy
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Hardik Pandya with his team Gujarat Titans, In the very first season, made a splash and won the IPL 15 title by defeating former champion Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets at the world’s largest cricket stadium on Sunday. The new team Gujarat Titans, who came in search of the title for the first time, won 133 runs for 3 wickets in 18.1 overs after stopping Rajasthan Royals at just 130 runs in 20 overs. This is Gujarat’s third consecutive win over the Royals this season.

Hardik was hit in captaincy

Gujarat’s performance in the debut season was excellent. Hardik Pandya was a hit and under his captaincy Gujarat showed a great game in every field. In the final, while performing all-round in front of the home audience, Hardik took three wickets for 17 runs and then scored 34 runs.

Jos Buttler leaves David Warner behind

Jos Buttler of the Royals, who have captured the Orange Cap, reached number two in terms of scoring the most runs in a season with 39 runs in the final. He scored 863 runs in 17 matches of IPL-5 at an average of 57.53. Buttler left David Warner behind. He scored 848 runs in the 2016 season for Sunrisers. In this case, Virat Kohli of RCB is on top with 973 runs.

Chahal’s record performance

Yuzvendra Chahal of Royals has become the first spinner to take the most wickets in a season. He took 27 wickets in 17 matches. Before Chahal, spinner Imran Tahir took 26 wickets in the 2019 IPL.

Gujarat Titans bowler Lockie Ferguson bowled the fastest ball of this season in the league. He bowled Joss Butler at 157.3 km/h, which the batsman had to leave. Before Ferguson, the fastest ball was by Umran Malik against Delhi Capitals with a speed of 157 km/h.

IPL got a new champion after five years

More than 1.25 lakh spectators became witnesses of the title victory of the Gujarat team. IPL got a new champion after five years in the form of Gujarat Titans. In the last five years, Mumbai Indians won this title 3 times and Chennai Super Kings twice. Mumbai Indians won in 2017 2019 and 2020 after Sunrisers Hyderabad won this title in 2016. Whereas in 2018 and 2021, Mahendra Singh Dhoni made Chennai Super Kings the champion.

BCCI made the biggest jersey

BCCI on Sunday registered its name in the Guinness Book of World Records. A giant jersey was displayed at the Narendra Modi Stadium before the final. This jersey has been called the biggest jersey in the world by the Guinness Book. This jersey has been made to commemorate the completion of 15 years of IPL. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Secretary Jay Shah accepted the certificate during the ceremony

Board’s big decision

There will be no bio bubble in the India-South Africa series: The Indian team has to play a five-match T20 series against South Africa at their home grounds. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has taken a big decision regarding this series starting from June 9. BCCI secretary Jay Shah clarified that the bio bubble system will be done away with within this series.