IPL 2019 Highlights - The WOW moments

The WOW! moments of IPL 2019

Most Talked about moments in IPL 2019

The league that brought about a shift in the sports culture of India. IPL is the first franchise based league in India and many other sports have followed suit.
It all started in 2008 and it’s hard to believe that the 12th edition of the tournament has already ended. Today we take a look at the most talked about moments in this edition of the IPL.
Outstanding moments-

1. Super over – Delhi Capitals versus Kolkata Knight Riders
When it seemed like Delhi were cruising to victory, Prithvi Shaw’s rush to to head to complete his century at 99 and giving away his wicket broke the momentum of team from the capital which led to a nail biter of an ending with the match going to the superover where Delhi’s Kagiso Rabada claimed a wicket and defended an 11-run target in the first Super Over of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 as Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by three runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

2. Second super over – Mumbai Indians VS Sunrisers Hyderabad
One super was just not enough in this IPL, with encounters so close that the difference between the winner and the loser being the thickness of a hair.
After 20 overs nothing could separate the team from Mumbai and the team from Hyderabad because of the brilliance of Manish Pandey who single handedly led Hyderabad to a tie and what led the game to the superover.
Bumrah’s brilliance in the super over packed the Hyderabad team at just 8 runs
And giving Mumbai an easy target of 9 from the over and saw Mumbai Indians seal a place in the play offs.

3. Dhoni came onto the field to fight umpires
When the umpires confusion caused Captain Cool to lose his cool and step on the pitch is a moment no one ever saw coming. But it really felt like Dhoni was leading the team in a pressure situation even if it meant not coming of as the gentleman of a guy he usually is. He is Batman!

4. Ashwin Buttler mankad
This moment was hands down the most talked about moment and the most memorable one from this IPL.
Ashwin showed his alertness and got Buttler out doing something that most of us might have tried playing with our friends in our childhood.
No harm in that but the reaction of the players, legends and fans of the game after that incident was what made this moment stand out, with Shikhar Dhawan dancing at the runner’s end keeping his bat in the crease and teasing Ashwin to thousands of reactions from the players and fans alike to endless memes that brightened our days.

5. Russell' 80 off 40 & Hardik's 90 of 30 in the same match
Andre Russell smashed an unbeaten 80 from just 40 deliveries to help Kolkata Knight Riders notching up a season's best score of 2-232 in the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai batsman Hardik Pandya hit 91 off 34 balls to try and pull off the chase but they finished on 7-198 with Kolkata winning by 34 runs.
Between them, Russell and Pandya hit 17 sixes and 12 fours in scoring 171 from 74 balls, finding the boundary every four deliveries.
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Tarun Kathuria

-Expert and Writer