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
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner hands a shoe to Gujarat Lions bowler Basil Thampi as he runs between the wickets during a 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match.(AFP)

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 Pant struck a 43-ball 97 for Delhi Daredevils against Gujarat Lions in an IPL 2017 match. (BCCI)

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.

Samuel Badree and Andrew Tye picked hattricks on same day in the IPL 2017. (BCCI)

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.

Rising Pune Supergiant rode on MS Dhoni’s 34-ball 61 to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad in a last-ball thriller. (AP)

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.

First Published: May 21, 2017 21:04 IST