IPL 2017: Top five moments that touched everyone’s heart
From Rishabh Pant’s ton to a day hattricks, a look at five moments in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 that touched our hearts.ipl 2017 Updated: May 22, 2017 01:59 IST
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 not only saw intense sporting action but also witnessed moments of sportsmanship. We take a look at five moments which won our heart. (MI vs RPS: IPL 2017 final MATCH BLOG)
Rishabh wins hearts
Rishabh Pant’s highest in this IPL is a 43-ball 97 against Gujarat Lions but it terms of audaciousness, it will always come second to the 36-ball 57 he had hit against RCB just two days after losing his father. Delhi still lost but Pant won hearts. (MI vs RPS: IPL 2017 final MATCH SCORECARD)
Here’s your shoe mate
David Warner had no reason to take a pause against a team slowly losing the plot. He halted, albeit for a brief moment, picked up Gujarat Lions pacer Basil Thampi’s shoe and handed it to him before completing his run.
Day of hattricks
Hattricks are rare feats. An exception however was made on April 14 when Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Samuel Badree (against Mumbai Indians) and Gujarat Lions pacer Andrew Tye (against Rising Pune Supergiant) took hattricks in consecutive matches.
Dhoni not done yet
MS Dhoni continues to be magical behind the stumps but fans needed to see his batting hadn’t waned. His unbeaten 34-ball 61 that helped Rising Pune Supergiant win a last-ball thriller against Sunrisers Hyderabad did the job.
RCB hits rock bottom
Clearly not Virat Kohli’s IPL, the RCB captain lost more face when his team was bowled out for just 49, the lowest IPL total ever, at Eden Gardens. It was a dream performance for KKR pacers. For RCB batsmen, none of who scored even 10, it was nothing short of a nightmare.