India takes the World Cup in grand style

Mumbai : 02/04/2011: Indian team celebrating after winning the Cricket World Cup final match between India and Sri Lanka at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday, April 02, 2011.---Photo: K.R. Deepak

India rewrote history a piece of which they had first scripted 28 years ago in June 1983. Mahendra Singh Dhoni thus joined Kapil Dev as a Cup winning captain and led from the front at the Bankhead Stadium,  Mumbai on a muggy Saturday night battling back pains and aching lets as India eased to a six wicket victory over Sri Lanka with 10 balls to spare. N Meeding 275 to win, India’s chase was anchored by Gautam Gambhir’s fighting 97 before the player of the tournament Yuvraj Singh took it home along side his captain. Fireworks blasted into the right as International Cricket Council president Sharad Pawar handed over the glittering trophy to Dhoni and his cheering teammates show were promptly showered with champagne and still more confetti. Sri Lanka had ridden a sublime unbeaten 103 from Mahela looked like the Indians had a battle on their hands with Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar back in the pavilion and only 32 runs on the board.

    The World Cup victory was a fitting culmination of Team India’s steady rise over a four year period during which Dhoni led India to the T20 World title as also the numerous Uno status in ICC Test rankings.

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Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian professional Twenty20 (T20) cricket league established in 2008. The league, which is based on a round-robin group and knockout format, has teams in major Indian cities.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken the Twenty-20 Cricket’s popularity to dizzying heights. The IPL fever has gripped the minds of the people in its full intensity. When the Twenty-20 cricket was on, IPL and its probable winner was one _ of the hottest topics of discussion everywhere. Many people are of the view that it is one of the best things that ever happens to the game of cricket. In fact IPL has become so popular worldwide that Australian Captain Ricky Pointing had to issue an appeal to his countrymen to focus more on their national team’s recent series with West Indies than to watch their retired cricketers perform in IPL. The entire IPL tournament was broadcast in Australia as free-to-air and it had become a huge craze.

The eight founding franchises were the Mumbai Indians, the Chennai Super Kings, the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the Deccan Chargers (based in Hyderabad), the Delhi Daredevils, the Punjab XI Kings (Mohali), the Kolkata Knight Riders, and the Rajasthan Royals (Jaipur). In late 2010 two franchises, Rajasthan and Punjab, were expelled from the league by the BCCI for breeches of ownership policy, but they were later reinstated in time for the 2011 tournament. Two new franchises, the Pune Warriors India and the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, joined the IPL for the 2011 tournament. The Kochi club played just one year before the BCCI terminated its contract. In 2013 the Deccan Chargers were replaced in the IPL by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Champions of IPL Season 1 in the year 2008
Champions of IPL Season 2 in the year 2009
Champions of IPL Season 5 in the year 2012
Champion of IPL Season 9 in the year 2016
Royal Challegers Bangalore

The Effects of Coronavirus on the World of Cricket

Cricket is one of the most widely famous sports across the world and is played in almost every country on earth on either large or small scales. Much to the delight of every cricket lover, many cricket leagues are being played in one country or another throughout the year, and there is never a dull moment for the enthusiastic cricket fans who enjoy watching the sport just as much as playing it.

However, these high spirits of cricket lovers across the world have been greatly affected due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus which has now become pandemic. Unfortunately, this deadly disease has also made its impact on cricket just like all other elements of our lives. The risk of spreading this disease to large crowds of people as well as the players has led to cancellation and/or postponement of matches being held worldwide.

Even though times are hard for every sports fan, and especially cricket fans, across the world; you should not feel disheartened as we have brought you a list of entertaining and healthy alternative activities to let you have some fun time while we are all stuck inside our homes.

Empty Stadiums after Corona!

Enjoy Reruns of Previous Cricket Leagues

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