Contact Us

Bizarre Records of Indian Premier League

Let us take a look back at a few Bizarre records in Indian Premier League history that are just next to impossible to break this season or in the seasons to come.

Last updated: 16.05.2021
Bizarre Records of Indian Premier League | Sports Social Blog

Indian Premier league and records this is one of those reasons why this tournament is very famous in the world. Every year new records are meant and broken which is the part of this game. But what else makes this league more interesting from the past 12 editions. The tournament allows the players from world cricket to go against each other in this tournament while playing in the eight different franchises. Not just it provides the international players to play but it also provides the national talents to hit the spotlight in just a few years of their cricketing career.


Back in 2008, when this idea of Indian Premier league was started the Indian audience hadn't seen something like this before. The score which was difficult to reach in 50-over format is easily chaseble in the 20-over era. Not just teams scoring runs but even it was seen the player has been hitting 50 sixes in a single season or scoring most number of centuries in a season. 

Let us take a look back at a few Bizarre records that either are impossible to break in the coming season or in the future:


1. 37 Runs In One Over:


Is it possible in a cricket to have 37 run over? Yes, it had happened in the Indian Premier League in 2011 season of Indian premier league (IPL) when Chris Gayle smashed 37 Runs in one over against Kochi Tuskers Kerala bowler which includes four sixes, three fours and one no-ball. Kochi Tuskers Kerala while bathing first set up the target of 126 runs.


While Royal challengers Bangalore openers Dilshan and Gayle came into to chase this small total which have went crazy into the third over of RCB batting when Chris Gayle hit the record books with 37 runs in a single over.


Looking at this record will this ever going to break in the future. The analysis would say if a batsman would hit 6 sixes on 6-ball over which makes it to 36 runs and hardly a bowler would bowl no-ball under so much pressure which makes it  more difficult to beat down in the coming season or in the future.


2. Virat Kohli Show – 973 Runs:


“Talents wins matches, teamworks wins tournaments”

These words fit the Royal challengers Bangalore team quite well. Talking about in the 2016 season at once it looked this Run- machine will take his team to their first ever IPL trophy. But again it did not happen and RCB ended as runners-ups for the third time in IPL. The leading run-scorer in the IPL league, Virat Kohli has achieved everything in his cricketing career except IPL trophy.


The season in which Virat scored 973 runs he has hit four centuries and six half-centuries with 38 sixes and 83 fours at an average of 81.08. The numbers might look ordinary but see the matches in which the genius has scored such runs like flood. 14 matches – 973 runs. No one in the 12 years has such a record under his name which makes it obvious how difficult it is to score in a format like T-20.


3 seasons have gone and no one has broken the barrier set by modern day great Virat Kohli and looking at it even in the coming season this record will be unbroken or even in the future too.


3. Kolkata Knight Riders 10 Games Winning Streak:


14 matches format and winning 10 games in a row this is next impossible without a doubt. This record is set by Kolkata knight riders in 2014 and 2015 when they have won 10 games in a row. It was the same story like earlier season of IPL and out of first 7 games they have won 2 games only it was do and die situation for KKR.


But flamboyant opener Gautam Gambhir was the captain of KKR in 2014 and he defines how to turned the tables. Kolkata knight riders was almost out of the league and what's next was they were playing the final against kings XI Punjab which they have won it under the astute leadership Skills of Gautam Gambhir.


Winning the final of 2014 and first game of 2015 against Mumbai Indians (MI) makes the tally of 10 games in a trot which have finally ended by Royal challengers Bangalore. But looking at these numbers this record is impossible to be broken even in the future of IPL also.


4. Highest Team Total – Royal challengers Bangalore:


263-5 in 20 overs. No it's not a mistake but it's the fact the score which was unable to score in a 50-over format. Team is easily making it in a 20-over game. Well having such a record team needs a player of extraordinary talent and that was none other Chris Gayle. 13th April, 2013 when this flamboyant player from the west indies stunned the world cricket with the records under his name.


Batting first Royal challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle with jaw dropping strokplays first registered the fastest century and after then went onto score the highest individual score of 175 runs off 66 balls which includes 17 sixes and 13 fours as Royal challengers Bangalore posted 263/5 in their allocated 20 overs. Chris Gayle remained unbeaten on 175* which is the highest individual score in T-20 cricket.


Looking at this record it is unlikely to be broken down in the coming season of IPL or in the future maybe it can but not sure as 6 seasons have gone and still this record is unbroken.


5. Chennai Super Kings – 10 Playoffs:


And the most consistent teams in the Indian Premier league history is undoubtedly Chennai Super Kings. 10 seasons and 10 playoffs – 8 Finals – 3 IPL trophies 2010, 2011 and 2018 – 2010 and 2014 – Champions league twenty winners. These numbers are more than enough to know how consistent this team is in the IPL league.


The highest win percentage – 60.14 and second highest run scorer in the league history Suresh Raina is one of the reasons why Chennai super kings has been so successful over the years. Looking at the CSK records it is not possible for any other teams to have such figures under their feathers in the coming season or even in the future.


Chennai super kings has been the one of those teams which have scored 100 plus runs in 6-over power play in 2014 season of IPL where Suresh Raina scored 87 runs off 25 balls although he was run out unfortunately otherwise CSK could have made the fastest run-chase in the IPL history. With so many records under their feathers no other looked that good like CSK to have such records in the coming season or in the future.

Chase Your Sport

Stay up-to-date on the latest sports news, stats, expert analysis and trends, including cricket, football, wrestling, tennis, basketball, Formula One and more. Find previews, schedules, results of upcoming events, and fantasy tips on Chase Your Sport.