Getting out for a duck is always an embarrassment for any batsman. Fans of IPL T20 fantasy cricket have seen many big cricketers in the Leagues’ history getting out for ducks.
The urgency of getting runs or no urgency, duck is always a shame even for the IPL fantasy cricket batsmen. With the on-going 12th edition of IPL, we are continuing re-visiting some key facts and figures that you may have not been aware of previously.
The IPL fantasy league fans have had its fair share of ducks over time. Even some players make an unfortunate habit of collecting them far more than the rest.
Here, we bring an interesting list of players with the most ducks in the IPL T20 cricket game.
Harbhajan Singh – 13 times
The legendary Mumbai Indians player has been dismissed for a duck on 13 separate occasions, making Bhajji the king of this dubious honour. Bhajji has bagged 13 ducks in 87 innings. With a strike rate of 138.69, he has amassed a total of 828 runs in his IPL career. He also has the highest score of 64, which came when his team needed him to strike a few lusty blows with the bat.
Piyush Chawla – 12 times
Once the next big thing in Indian cricket, it is fair to say that Piyush Chawla’s career has not gone down the path that most people were expecting it to do so. Piyush has bagged 12 ducks in 78 innings. With a strike rate of 111.28, he has collected a total of 562 runs in his IPL career.
The leggie though has formed a pretty decent IPL career, as he established himself as a crucial part of the KKR setup. Chawla’s shining moment though came with the ball as opposed to a ball in hand, when he steered KKR to a thrilling win against KXIP in 2014 final.
Manish Pandey – 12 times
Another former KKR star, Manish Pandey has also been dismissed a total of eleven times for no score his IPL career. He has played 114 innings. With a strike rate of 118.85, he has scored a total of 2553 runs in his IPL career. He also has the highest score of 114* in his bucket, which is his sole century as well.
Parthiv Patel – 12 times
This wicketkeeper-batsman has played for six IPL franchises throughout his IPL career. While Parthiv Patel has always been a dependable player in the team, Patel has not managed to hold on to his spot.
Patel has been dismissed 12 times for duck in 129 innings. With a strike rate of 118.75, he has scored a total of 2647 runs in his IPL career. His highest score is 81.
Gautam Gambhir – 12 times
His entry in this list means, three unfortunate KKR players in the list of highest ducks. The Delhi batsman has earned 12 ducks in his IPL career of 152 innings before retiring from cricket in 2018.
Gautam Gambhir was famously out for three consecutive ducks in the 2014 edition. The legendary KKR captain has been one of the greatest players in league history. With a strike rate of 123.88, he has scored a total of 4217 runs in his IPL career. His highest score is 93.
*Records have been compiled as on April 11, 2019
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