Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 got the champion after 60 days and 74 matches. Sunday’s final started due to rain on Monday evening and ended late Tuesday morning around 2 am. Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets in the final played in Ahmedabad. IPL-16 came to an end with CSK lifting the trophy.
This IPL season we got to see many great moments. While Delhi Capitals hung up Rishabh Pant’s jersey in the dugout to pay tribute to him in his very first match, Rinku Singh’s match-winning 5 sixes and Kohli-Gambhir’s brawl were the highlights of the season. In the end, MS Dhoni’s autograph on Sunil Gavaskar’s shirt became a story to be remembered for a long time.
In this news, we will see the top moments of the entire IPL 2023 and rewind the entire season…
1. Pant’s jersey on top in Delhi’s pavilion
On 1 April, Delhi Capitals played their first match against Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. During this, in honor of former captain Rishabh Pant, the franchise hung his jersey at the top of his pavilion.
Former Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was injured in a car accident last year and due to this he will be away from cricket for a long time. Delhi made David Warner the captain in his place. To support him, his fans also reached the stadium in Lucknow with posters written ‘Miss You Pant’.
2. Shots of Rituraj and Nehal hit the car
Twice this season, the car kept in the stadium was dented by shots from the batsmen. Rituraj Gaikwad hit the first six in the match against Lucknow Super Giants at Chepauk. Gaikwad hit a six in the last over of the powerplay and the ball went straight to the car parked in the stadium. The car player of the tournament was awarded to Shubman Gill.
The second six was imposed by Nehal Wadhera, the player of Mumbai Indians. On May 9, in the 11th over of the match against Bengaluru, Nehal Wadhera hit a slog sweep off Vanindu Hasaranga and hit a brilliant six towards deep mid-wicket. The ball hit the car parked outside the boundary. This caused a dent on the handle of the car.
3. Rishabh Pant reached the stadium to support Delhi
Delhi played their first home match on 4 April. During this, former team captain Rishabh Pant reached the stadium to support the team. He watched the entire match sitting in the VIP area. Pant was also seen sitting and chatting with IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, BCCI secretary Jai Shah and Delhi team owner Parth Jindal.
4. Dhoni’s 200th captaincy match
Chennai Super Kings played against Rajasthan Royals. Mahendra Singh Dhoni played the 200th IPL match under the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He won the toss in the match and chose to bowl first. Before the 200th match, the owners of CSK gifted a momento to Dhoni.
5. Rashid’s first IPL hat-trick
Gujarat’s top spinner Rashid Khan took the first hat-trick of his IPL career. The match was played between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders on 9th April. In this, Rashid Khan took a hat-trick in the first 3 balls of the 17th over during the second innings. He dismissed Russell on the first ball of the over. Then Sunil Narine on the second ball and Shardul on the third LBW completed his hat-trick.