The 12th season of IPL got on the move with CSK defeating RCB by 7 wickets in a low scoring affair on 23rd March. The T20 cricket game following this augural match saw a number of big-hitting by Rishabh Pant and Andre Russell who single-handedly backed for their team’s victory.
Victories and defeats are part of any game. The gesture of any player on the field can be an example for the other players. IPL fantasy cricket is a fast game. Incidents in this T20 cricket sport occurs within moments.
Cricket is always said to be the game of gentleman. To promote sportsman spirit in IPL, teams have been awarded Fair Play Award after every season of the tournament. It is for the team with the best record in terms of fair play. The board decides winner calculating the points they get in every match distributed by the umpires. The criteria for accumulation points are like good rapport with the opposition, obeying to the rules along with respecting the decision of the umpires.
Chennai Super Kings have won this Fair Play Award six times in 11 seasons. In the last season IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians won this award. Read on three instances where the spirit of the game and IPL fantasy league was held high.
David Warner hand over the shoe to a bowler in the midway of taking a run
The IPL T20 fantasy cricket fans might remember this one. Sunrisers Hyderabad was playing their second match at IPL 2017 in their home ground. They had a convincing victory against the RCB in the opening IPL match. In the second one, they were facing Gujarat Lions. SRH won the toss and sent Gujarat to bat first, where Gujarat managed to score just 135 runs. The target was easy for Hyderabad with David Warner and Moises Henriques after they lost Shikhar Dhawan early.
One episode that was cherished was the gesture displayed by Warner during the chase. During the tenth over of the match, Henriques pushed the ball down the ground bowled by Basil Thampi. Thampi, in an attempt to prevent the ball, dropped his shoe. Warner, who was at the non-striker’s end, halted between the wickets to hand over the shoe and then finished the run. Henriques was taken aback for a moment, uninformed of what had taken place.
An incident of jersey swapping
Kings XI Punjab took over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium in one of the league matches last season, IPL 2018. MI batted first and scored 186 runs in 20 overs. In reply, KXIP scored 34 in the first four overs before Chris Gayle departed and Aaron Finch came to the field. Finch and KL Rahul put up a crucial 111-run partnership for the second wicket of Punjab. With Finch dismissed by JaspritBumrah, the middle order crumbled after this which resulted in Punjab losing by 3 runs. KL Rahul’s heroic effort with the bat went in vain.
After the match, HardikPandyaof MI and Rahul of KXIP exchanged their jerseys as a goodwill gesture. This is the first time something like this has occurred in cricket but is a common customary in football. This was broadly valued in the cricketing world.
Hashim Amla walks off despite the opposition not appealing
HashimAmla always has been the player to take into consideration in all the formats. It was the match in the M Chinnaswamy Stadium against RCB in IPL 2017. RCB won the toss and chose to ball. AniketChoudhary began the proceedings with the new ball and then HashimAmla edged one to the keeper while aiming to play a big drive. Nobody during a call appealed for it. Even wicket-keeper KedharJadhav didn’t appear too interested.
To their wonder, HashimAmla began walking off without waiting for the on-field call. This renewed the fact that the spirit of the game still is in existence. The entire stadium gave a standing ovation as Amla got back to the pavilion. Punjab defeated the Bangalore by 19 runs.
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