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IPL: Five Unexpected Records From the cricketing carnival

As the Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most flamboyant cricketing extravaganzas that this cricket-crazy nation has to offer, it similarly has a bizarre set of records that will leave even the craziest fan flummoxed because of the magnitude of its surrealism.

In this story, we will explore five such records which aren’t just downright bizarre per se but will leave you scratching your head for a good deal of time.

1. Most IPL titles won by a player

A glittering career from the professional Hitman that saw him smoking 5230 runs at a staggering strike rate of 130.61, also stayed witness to one of the most remarkable feats ever achieved in the dazzling antiquity of IPL. Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai Indians at the moment has managed to win six IPL titles which is by far the highest in the tally of an individual cricketer. He first went on to win the 2009 edition of the fray with Deccan Chargers and then has lifted the trophy five times with Mumbai Indians.

2. Most runs in a single edition of the tournament

Virat Kohli is one of the most unfortunate skippers in the echelons of IPL. Despite being a rippling moniker in the ranks of IPL, he failed to help his team lift the silverware. However, it was his heroics that saw Bangalore inching the closest to the trophy after Kumble’s failed attempt in 2009. In 2016, he managed to blast 973 runs at an astonishing average of 81. He smashed 4 hundreds in that year while he also clubbed 7 fifties.

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3. Longest streak of matches for a single team

Suresh Raina, the man who has helped Chennai to grow beyond expectations holds this singular record which boasts of him playing the longest streak for Chennai Super Kings. At a stretch he played 134 games for the Yellow Army. Despite being unavailable in the last edition of the tournament, the Chennai fans are eagerly waiting for him to make a comeback.

4. Most IPL hat-tricks by a bowler

Securing a hat-trick is a herculean feat that doesn’t come easy in any format of the sport. However, there are stalwarts who derives ineffable pleasure from faring the impossible and most difficult feats. It was none other than Amit Mishra who penned this incredible record. He has so far managed to bag three hat-tricks in IPL that came in 2008, 2011 and 2013. He could have easily bagged a fourth if not for the profligacy of Trent Boult’s buttery fingers.

5. The highest score across the globe in the shortest format of the game

Chris Gayle smoked the hapless Pune bowlers mercilessly that saw him hammering an unbeaten 175 which to date remains the highest score in a T20 inning. In fact, such as the imperious dominance from the Universe boss that Pune surrendered meekly.


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