Indian Premier League is the most-watched T20 tournament in the world without the shadow of any doubt. Several stars take part in the league only to entertain the fans.
Batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders have did their part in the IPL so far. They entertained the fans for more than a decade. Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL.
Rohit Sharma-led team are the only team that have won 5 titles since the inception of the cash-rich league. MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings follow next on the list with 3 titles.
Kolkata Knight Riders won 2 titles to their name. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers (now defunct IPL franchise) and Rajasthan Royals won a title apiece.
RCB captain Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the league with 5,949 runs. He scored 5 centuries and 39 fifties to his name. Suresh Raina who skipped the IPL 2020 due to personal reasons is second on the list with 5430 runs.
The southpaw hit 1 century and 39 fifties to his name. Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in the league with 170 wickets. Amit Mishra follows next on the list with 160 wickets.
K Srikkanth picks the most valuable player in the league
Former India skipper Krishnamachari Srikkanth is currently part of the Tamil commentary in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Meanwhile, he picked the most valuable player in the IPL.
The former Indian cricketer reckons that Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan is the most valuable player in the IPL. Rashid Khan has by far lived up to his reputation as a bowler in the league.
Tagged as one of the most sought-after bowlers in the truncated version of the game, Rashid Khan has often helped SRH mount pressure on the opposition teams.
“@rashidkhan_19 you are by far the most valuable player in the IPL ever! Absolute amazing bowling which helped the @SunRisers to restrict @mipaltan to 150 odd! Chepaulk becoming the epicentre for thrillers this,” the 1983 World Cup winner tweeted.
Rashid Khan shines for SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad might have lost to Mumbai Indians but Rashid Khan bowled really well. He registered 2/22 in 4 overs and thus ended up as the second most economical bowler for SRH.
Rashid Khan has played as many as 65 games in the IPL wherein he took 79 wickets at an outstanding bowling average of 20.26. He also maintained a superb economy rate of 6.20.