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I still remember the Berdon McCullum destructive innings against RCB in first match of ipl 2008, Chris Gayle 175 against Pune warriors, Rohit Sharma taking an hat trick, ABD hitting sixes against his south African teammate Steyn, Sunil Narine magical spells, Mumbai winning the tournament after down by five consecutive losses, Maxwell taking on Ashwin and finally finisher Dhoni finishing matches with a six.After 51 days of entertainment 9th edition of IPL sign off with a lot of memories.
9th edition of IPL have witnessed a world class batting performance from ViratKohli, his consistency, ability to play according to situation and switching gears in the death overs. It will be long list if we start describing his abilities. He scored 973 runs from 16 matches and Warner who is next to kohli scored 848 from 17 matches. With his performance he dominated likes of ADB, Gayle and Warner who are known as the best twenty-twenty players in world. After the tournament Indians felt like they have found their next Sachin. ABD is another player given enough memories with his batting skills, his innings against Gujarat lions will be remembered for very long time. RCB reached final only because these two batsmen. One statement on warner “warner won tournament for SRH” that one statement tells how brilliant he was with bat in IPL 2016.
Mustafizur Rahman has memorable tournament, he is the only bowler in IPL 2016 with economy lesser than 7 in the death overs. Wicket of Andre Russell will be remembered by all the cricket fans, it was perfectly executed Yorker. Without his support bhuvi have been purple cap winner. This Bowling Duo given outstanding performance.
MS Dhoni had a very a forgettable tournament, maybe he is still in the memories of his EX CSK. Injuries of his fellow teammates have proved to be costly for RPSG. Though the entire tournament for Pune is not worth remembering but the Dhoni’s innings against Kings IX Punjab which remind us the old Dhoni, he scored 23 runs from last 4 balls and that saved Pune super giants finishing last in the table.
Undoubtedly it was great disappointment for RPSG and kings IX Punjab having really good team but still couldn’t make into play offs. Injuries have hurt the chances of Pune and Punjab. Surprisingly for the first time Dhoni has missed the playoffs. Under the guidance of new mentor Rahul Dravid Delhi Daredevils had good tournament they are in the race to playoffs till last moment, unfortunately they couldn’t make it due to unnecessary changes in the team. But the good thing is they have identified good young Indian players like Rishab Pant. The most disappointed team of IPL 2016 is Mumbai Indians they themselves have ruined their chances to reach playoffs. Only best thing happened to Mumbai Indians was finding Krunal Pandya. Gujarat Lions have memorable inarguable tournament. KKR was good but not good enough to reach playoffs.
Thanks for IPL 2016 for giving many memories.