Best IPL Performances | Like A Pro Fitness Training
IPL is among the very few top notch tournaments across the globe, the glamour of which could not be robbed off by Covid-19.
Recorded noise of the crowd amid the empty stands, in sharp contrast to the boisterous crowd regaling under music and dance by the cheer leaders never portrayed the kind of intensity the game was played with. It is the intensity that brings the best out a sportsperson – may it be a Lionnel Messi or Virat Kohli.
IPL-20 produced some historic moments like the double super over, highest successful chase and so on. And the sheer desire to push oneself resulted in some magical moments – in batting, bowling and fielding. This episode of CRICFIT zooms its lens on the stand out performers of IPL-20.
The diminutive Ishan Kishan made it a point that it’s not the size of your muscle but the power of the muscle that dictates how hard, high and handsome you hit the ball. With 26 sixes in the group league he had the heavy weights like Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle and Pfaff Duplesis languishing behind him. Ishan Kishan is Mr. Power house of IPL-20.
SUPER GLOVES MAN
Some of the old guards like M.S. Dhoni and Dinesh Kartick were great advertisement for ‘age just a number’ so far as fitness is concerned. Dinesh Kartick of KKR pulled off a blinder to show Ben Stokes the lonely path to the pavilion. On a number of occasions DK, as he is fondly called brought off spectacular catches behind the stumps. He is our Super gloves man of IPL-20.
Speed guns were on an overdrive in this year’s IPL. If Anrich Nortje unleashed the fastest ball at 156 clicks then Joffra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah consistently hurled grenades at the batters. However, Kagiso Rabada of Delhi Daredevils expressed himself both with express pace and numbers in the wickets column. With 26 scalps he is the speedster of IPL-20.
Out of the world relay catches or stunning solo catches at the ropes are happening so frequently these days that someday, like commentator Bill Lawry, we would say it is a ‘regulation catch’. However, it was not a catch but a save of a life time by Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholous Pooran that became the talk of IPL-20. An absolutely sure six from Sanju Samson was converted into two by a magical air borne act of Pooran. Earning a salute from the legendary Jonty Rhodes, Pooran is the superman in fielding of IPL-20.
Frail in stature but fortitude drilled in character, Yajuvendra Chahal of RCB flummoxed as many as 20 batsmen with the mixture of leg spin and googlie. Undaunted when under the hammer Chahal is the top spinner of IPL-20.
Now let’s wait and see who would be star performers in the last bend.
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