Indian Premier Cricket League (IPL) can be called a modern sports phenomenon. Some still do not understand how a sports organization could come into being in a country that is completely poor by world standards and whose broadcasting rights are more expensive than those for NHL games. The Premier League is also among the top ten sports leagues in the world in terms of viewership, and the Indian Premier League brand was valued at $5.3 billion in 2017.
Such success of the cricket league would not have been possible without the stars of this sport. Thanks to them, many bettors have won their bets placed on their favorite teams. By the way, if you are also interested in betting, here is a little tip for you. You do not actually need to use search engines anymore to find free bets. Just visit this link and find all promotions from verified bookmakers: https://bookmaker-ratings.in/bonusy-rubrika/bonus-free-bets/.
Most successful IPL captain
The true legend of Indian cricket and the best captain of IPL can be called Virat Kohli, of course. The 32-year-old is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. He is not only the leader of his club Royal Challengers Bangalore but also of the Indian national team.
Virat has been awarded India’s highest sports award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and the country’s fourth most prestigious civilian order, the Padma Shri. He has also received numerous other awards, most notably the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (Player of the Year) in 2017 and 2018.
In 2018, Kohli was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. In 2020, he was ranked 66th on Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world. Kohli’s estimated income (including the contract with the club and advertising contracts) is more than $26 million. Undoubtedly, Virat Kohli deserves the title of “the most successful batsman of IPL”.
IPL Winners and Captains
But it is not only Kohli who glorifies and promotes Indian cricket all over the world. We will briefly talk about the leaders whose teams have become the winners of the Indian Premier Cricket League in recent times.
The list of IPL winners in recent years is as follows:
- 2017 – Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma).
- 2018 – Chennai Super Kings (Mahendra Singh Dhoni)
- 2019 – Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma)
- 2020 – Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma)
- 2021 – Chennai Super Kings (Mahendra Singh Dhoni)
In the last 5 years, the Indian Premier League title has always gone to one of two teams – Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. They also occupy the top two positions in the list of clubs with the most titles in the country. Mumbai Indians have the most IPL titles (5), while Chennai Super Kings have become the best in the country 4 times. A lot of credit for the recent titles goes to the team captains – Rohit Sharma and Mahendra Singh Dhoni respectively.
Sharma holds the world record for the highest individual score by a batsman in a one-day international match with 264 in 2014. In January 2020, Sharma was named the best cricketer of the year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In the same year, he also received India’s highest sporting award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
Dhoni is not only a sportsman but also a military man – he is an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian Territorial Army. With Dhoni, the Indian team won the first World Cup in the T20 format in 2007, as well as the 2011 World Cup, the ICC Champions Trophy-2013 and two Asian Cups. He has won numerous awards, twice ICC Cricketer of the Year (2008, 2009) and received India’s highest sporting award, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007). He is considered one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport.
What do you think about it? Please share them with us.
Cricket Content Writer at Cricfacts.com. A seasoned sports journalist who is working in the industry for more than two decades.