By Pratik Salvi
IPL has always been about big hitting, close call matches, equally poised teams with warranted batting daredevilry. But through all these since it’s inception, there have been sparks of mortal humour sprinkled., which add so much more depth to the franchise for many more years to come..
A Little Girl Makes An Effect On Gayle :
Gayle’s big six hits a ten year old a girl, who was watching the match in the stadium. Unfortunately, the girl was badly injured and got admitted to RCB’s own Mallya hospital and recovered very soon. Later, Gayle & Sid Mallya visited them in hospital and she was brought to next match to meet Chris Gayle.
Sleepy Steyn As Match Comes To A Crucial Juncture :
This was Deccan Chargers vs. Mumbai Indians. The magical Dale Steyn bowls a beautiful ball and Richard Levi’s stumps go flying. And then SteynYawn..! Just another day on the job … ! No wonder this guy is considered the number one bowler in the world.
Pollard Goes On Silence Please Mode..!
One of the on-field umpires was not happy with Pollard trying to get under Chris Gayle’s skin. The 27 year old Trinidadian had quite a few things to say to his compatriot as Bangalore began their chase of a mammoth 210 run target versus Mumbai Indians. Pollard was asked to maintain proper distance and control the chatter. Pollard’s response was to promptly put some tape on his mouth. He literally taped up his mouth to show that he would do absolutely no talking, sledging or otherwise. When he had to talk to a teammate, he peeled off an edge of the tape to talk and put the tape back on. The Bangalore crowd, the commentators and the Mumbai players and support staff in the dugout were all in splits. The only one who didn’t see the funny side of it was Gayle.
Gilchrist Does A Jig Oppa Gangnam Style….!
Adam Gilchrist bowed out of IPL cricket by taking the wicket of Harbhajan Singh – and then following it up with a ‘Gangnam Style’ dance.
The Australian wicketkeeper was playing his final match for the Kings XI Punjab and decided to bowl some off-spin. The first ball from the 41-year-old was slogged down to long-on by Harbhajan and was caught on the boundary by Gurkeerat Singh to give Gilchrist his first and only IPL wicket.
Sehwag Touches Sachin’s Feet…!
Batting legend Sachin and Virender Sehwag have opened for Indian together and the latter was even called Sachin’s clone early on. Sehwag did the most unexpected during IPL 2014. After Kings XI Punjab was defeated by Mumbai Indians, Sachin came to congratulate players. What happened next was that Sehwag touched Sachin’s feet, and everybody else was smiling, clapping for the duo.