The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is set to get underway from September 19, with the finals being played on 8th November in UAE.
Over the years, fans have witnessed some extraordinary display of cricket, some of which are too unreal to be true. From Chris Gayle hitting 175 to CSK qualifying for knockouts in every edition of IPL they played, let’s take a look at three such records which are unlikely to be broken.
1. Gayle hits 37 runs off one over (IPL 2020 in UAE)
Swashbuckling Caribbean opener Chris Gayle is a terror for bowlers and has shattered a host of records with his big-hitting. Known for decimating any bowling lineup on his day, Gayle in his first season with the RCB franchise in 2011 smashed 37 runs in one over bowled by Prasanth Parameshwaran.
The first ball was a six followed by another one-off a no-ball and the next two was dispatched for fours with the last three balls went for a six, six and a four. Conceding more than 37 runs in an over is very tough to be broken and scoring 36 in one is equally difficult. Either way, this record might stay on forever.
2. CSK has played playoffs in every season(IPL 2020 in UAE)
Chennai holds a unique record of entitling for the playoffs in all the seasons they have played so far. No other teams have managed to climb this feat. Since the conception of the league, Chennai under the leadership of MS Dhoni has attained in all the playoffs till 2015 before they were handed a suspension for their alleged role in match-fixing.
They couldn’t take part in the 2016 and 2017 edition of the league but returned in 2018 to qualify from the group stages and eventually winning the trophy. This is an extraordinary record for the Chennai franchise, and it will never be broken again.
3. Largest ever win-margin (IPL 2020 in UAE)
In 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League, the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) batting line-up completely imploded while facing Mumbai Indians in a league match. The hosts eventually lost the encounter by a massive 146-run margin.
Chasing a big total of 213, Delhi were shot out for 66 in a mere 13.4 overs. The trembling win in that match also confirmed that Mumbai qualify for the play-offs.
The victory margin of 146-runs for Mumbai is one of the biggest victories (by runs) in the IPL’s history.