Leaders Online Desk: The IPL 2023 season saw many thrilling matches. Many young players have performed strongly in this IPL. Every season of IPL is remembered for different events, records. Meanwhile, the 2023 season saw many records and controversies. Which players dominated the 2023 season? Meanwhile, the playoff matches will be played. However, before the playoff matches, let’s know what exactly happened till the league stage… (IPL 2023 Highlights)
1. Harry Brooke scored his first century in IPL 2023
Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Harry Brooke scored his first century of the season. He scored a century in the 23rd match of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders. On the strength of Brook’s century, Hyderabad had built a mountain of 228 runs. Brooke became the third player to score a century for Hyderabad. Earlier, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow scored centuries for Hyderabad. (IPL 2023 Highlights)
2. Most sixes by Faf du Plessis
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis has hit the most sixes in this year’s IPL. He has hit 36 sixes in 14 matches. He has also become the all-time leading run-scorer in the IPL season so far. He has scored 730 runs in 14 matches. He has batted at an average of 56.15. Meanwhile, despite Du Plessis’ strong performances, RCB have not got a ticket for the playoffs. (IPL 2023 Highlights)
3. Yashasvi Jaiswal hits 83 fours (IPL 2023 Highlights)
Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has hit the most fours in this IPL season. He has hit a total of 83 boundaries. Jaiswal has become the highest run-scorer for Rajasthan in this IPL season. He has scored 625 runs at an average of 48 in 14 matches.
4. Currently, Mohammed Shami holds the Purple Cap
Gujarat Titans fast bowler Mohammed Shami currently holds the Purple Cap. He has taken 24 wickets at an average of 17. Gujarat’s spinner Rashid Khan has also taken only 24 wickets. However, as Mohammad Shami’s economy rate is better than Rashid Khan, Shami holds the purple cap. Shami bowled a total of 55 overs. In this he took 24 wickets giving 424 runs.
5. Rituraj Gaikwad took the most catches
Chennai Super Kings opener Rituraj Gaikwad has taken the most catches in this year’s IPL. He has taken 15 catches in a total of 14 matches. Virat Kohli is second in this list. He has taken a total of 13 catches. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Aden Markram is at the third position. He has taken 11 catches.
6. Virat and Navin’s argument
The match between Lucknow Super Giants and RCB was played on May 4. In this match Naveen-ul-Haq clashed with Virat Kohli. While Naveen was batting, he and Virat had some interaction. The umpires tried to settle the matter, but Naveen was unstoppable. The matter escalated after the match, with Virat and Naveen arguing. After this, the matter did not end here, but Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli also got into an argument due to Naveen.
7. Virat vs Gotham Gambhir Head to Head (IPL 2023 Highlights)
The Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday (1) was in the news for several reasons. After this match, the controversy between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir became the most talked about topic.
You have abused my family…(IPL 2023 Highlights)
Eyewitnesses said, “Virat Kohli made a comment on Meyers. Gautam Gambhir took notice of this. He walked towards Virat. This time Meyers pulled him to his side. At this time Gambhir asked Kohli that what are you talking about I am not saying anything about you. Why are you bringing the controversy on yourself, asked Virat. To this Gambhir replied, “You have spoken to my player, I mean you have abused my family; Virat replied, ‘You keep your family safe.’ At this time, Amit Mishra and other players intervened and this dispute was stopped. (IPL 2023 Highlights)
8. Rashid Khan’s Hat Trick (IPL 2023 Highlights)
Rashid Khan of Gujarat Titans scored the first hat-trick in IPL 2023. He did this in the match against KKR. Gujarat challenged Kolkata by 205 runs. After this, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine were at the crease when 60 runs were needed in the last 5 overs. Rashid Khan worked his spin magic in the 17th over and completed the hat-trick.
9. KL Rahul, Williamson out of IPL due to injury
Kane Williamson was injured while catching in the opening match of this season. A serious knee injury forced him out of the IPL. Along with that, there is a possibility that he will be out of the upcoming ODI World Cup. Moreover, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul is out of the IPL. Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya will lead the Lucknow team in his absence. In the match against RCB, Faf Duplessis hit a cover drive off Marcus Stoinis. Then Rahul was injured while blocking a boundary. (IPL 2023 Highlights)
10. Many matches were thrilling
Many matches in this season of IPL went to the 20th over. Many teams won in the final over. Some won in the final match. The ipmact player rule increased the number of matches going to the last over.
11, Rinku Singh hit 5 sixes in a row to give KKR the win
Youngster Rinku Singh hit 5 consecutive sixes to lead KKR to victory in the match against Gujarat. Rinku Singh has pulled many matches in this season of IPL on his strong performance. He hit 5 consecutive sixes in Yash Dayal’s over to give KKR victory. (IPL 2023 Highlights)
At the end of group stage of #TATAIPL 2023, @faf1307 dons the @aramco Orange cap after Match 7️⃣0️⃣ of #TATAIPL 2023 🙌
Meanwhile Mohd. Shami is leading the wicket-tally & is the @aramco Purple Cap holder 👏 pic.twitter.com/oMpMxl6EtS
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 21, 2023
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