From breathtaking events on the field to the glittering glamour on the sidelines, the IPL has something for everybody. The past 11 seasons have been so ionic that we nourish their memories even today.
The IPL has made itself a brand that boasts of its unprecedented reach to masses not only in India but internationally as well.
Unlike the other cricket Leagues in the world, the IPL has set itself as a prominent figure in the cricketing world. With a massive number of talented cricketers participating in the league, breaking and making records is one of the most talked about topic.
Today, I am about to talk about some records that have stood out from the rest and are extremely hard to break.
#1 Most runs in an IPL Season
Often been compared to the great Sachin Tendulkar, the Captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, Virat Kohli holds this particular record.
In IPL 2016, the skipper of RCB amassed 973 runs in 16 matches with an average of 80.08. During the process of breaking the previous record of 733 runs set by Chris Gayle, Kohli smashed four centuries and seven half-centuries with the highest score of 113.
The right-handed batsmen also hold the record of most centuries in an IPL edition with four centuries. Scoring 973 runs in a single season is no joke! This one is tough to break.
#2 Most Wickets in an IPL Edition
Dwayne Bravo needs no introduction to the cricketing world. The Caribbean fast bowler is known for his variations, especially the slower ball.
IPL 2013, the right-handed bowler took 32 wickets in 18 innings at an average of 15.53 with BBI of 4/42.
With 32 wickets in a single edition, Bravo has set the bar high for the newer generation, but I am sure that the record will hold for quite some time.
#3 No ball after 386 overs
While naming quality leg spinners that India has ever produced, we can’t leave out the name of Piyush Chawla. Chawla, who plays for Gujarat in the Ranji Trophy made his Test debut in 2006 for the National side.
The spinner has also played in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab & Kolkata Knight Riders. It was after seven seasons of IPL that he bowled a NO ball in the 8th season. He bowled it after a record 386 overs.
#4 Most Dot balls in a Season
South African pacer Dale Steyn holds the record for most Dot balls in a single edition of the IPL. In IPL 2013, Steyn bowled 407 balls out of which 212 were dot balls.
Looking at the present scenario of T20 cricket, this record of Steyn is going to be sustained for a long time.
#5 Most 200 plus partnerships by an individual
The player with the most 200 plus stands is Virat Kohli who has been involved in three of them.
The duo of Kohli and A.B. de Villiers has the record of highest partnerships by runs. They both have two 200+ partnerships to their name, one was the 229 runs stand against the Gujarat Lions(2016) & the other was the 215 runs stand against the Mumbai Indians(2015).
The third 200+ partnership(204) for Kohli came alongside Chris Gayle in 2014 against the Delhi Daredevils.