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IPL 2019: Top five talking points after league stage

NEW DELHI: Every Indian Premier League season has its fair share of huge speaking points. Some are debatable, others great performances at the subject which everybody talks about. IPL 2019 has been no different. Here's a look at the highest five speaking points of IPL 12 after the 56 matches in the league degree:


When MS Dhoni misplaced his cool

'Captain Cool' Mahendra Singh Dhoni surprised all and sundry when he walked on to the sphere to question the on-field umpires about a no-ball resolution right through his staff's match against Rajasthan Royals on April 11 in Jaipur. Chennai beat Rajasthan in a last-ball thriller but controversy erupted when, at the fourth ball of the overall over Ben Stokes bowled a complete toss to new batsman Mitchell Santner. Indian umpire Ulhas Gandhe signalled a no-ball for peak, only for his colleague at square-leg Bruce Oxenford to overrule the decision. Dhoni, who have been bowled through Stokes off the previous delivery, charged on to the sphere to argue with the officers. Dhoni used to be fined 50 % of his match fee for contesting an umpiring call.

Ashwin 'Mankads' Buttler

Controversy exploded at the 3rd day of the season after Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin 'mankaded' Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler whilst bowling. The England batsman used to be run out for 69 on March 25 through Ashwin as he sponsored up and stepped out of doors his crease. The incident used to be in particular contentious as Buttler used to be still in his crease when Ashwin reached the bowling mark, only for the bowler to pull out of his action and whip off the bails. Many idea Ashwin had intentionally waited for Buttler to step out ahead of starting up the bails. Ashwin said it used to be an instinctive act. Though 'mankading' is legal in cricket, the MCC reviewed the topic and felt the Indian participant's act harm the spirit of cricket and his movements had been deliberate.

The rise of Andre Russell - the person who carried KKR

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell virtually single-handedly fuelled Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL 2019 power along with his powerhouse batting which made him his aspect's most sensible run-scorer of this IPL (510 runs from 13 innings). The blond mohawk-adorned Russell's highlight used to be a 13-ball 48 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, as Kolkata chased down an incredible 54 runs to win in the final three overs. After warming up in the 18th over, Russell launched into Tim Southee in the 19th, smashing four sixes and a boundary. KKR chased down RCB's 205 with five balls to spare. In KKR's 2d match against Bangalore, desiring 113 runs off the final six overs, Russell (65 off 25) virtually got his staff over the road but Moeen Ali controlled to defend 24 in the ultimate over. Russell then again used to be brushed aside for a first ball duck and did not show off his prowess and mettle in KKR's all-important final league degree match against Mumbai Indians, which if they'd received would have taken them into the playoffs.

The go back of Hardik Pandya

Having overcome a back injury and a massive off-field controversy, following his alleged sexist feedback on a well-liked TV display, Hardik Pandya struck menacing shape with the bat. Be it spinners or bowlers with express pace, Hardik advanced the ability to hit them out of the park in IPL 2019, a lot to the satisfaction of his franchise Mumbai Indians. In Mumbai's match against Kolkata Knight Riders on the Eden Gardens on April 29, Hardik stole the limelight with a swashbuckling 91 off 34 balls (4x6, 6x9), his best rating on this format, as Mumbai got to 198/7 in 20 overs, chasing a 233-run victory goal. Hardik introduced up his quickest fifty off simply 17 deliveries. The all-rounder also pulled off the helicopter shot in the match against Chennai Super Kings in a 25-run knock that came off eight balls. Hardik hammered three sixes, but the highlight used to be the one when he pulled-off the helicopter shot even because the inventor of the stroke, MS Dhoni, used to be standing in the back of the stumps.

Delhi Capitals back in the playoffs after 6 seasons

Delhi Daredevils had been rechristened as Delhi Capitals ahead of the start of the IPL this season and the trade in identify has introduced with it a change in fortunes as well. Delhi Capitals certified for the IPL playoffs for the primary time since 2012 after a powerful 16-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on the Kotla on April 28. For a franchise conversant in spending the industry finish of the IPL questioning what went incorrect, Delhi Capitals pleasantly stunned their fans through making the playoff with two matches to spare in what has been a exceptional turnaround. Delhi retained wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, skipper Sheras Iyer, who used to be increased into the position right through the center of final season, and South African speedster Kagiso Rabada whilst adding opener Shikhar Dhawan -- good investments that paid off. Delhi were guided through Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, who came on board as an advisor earlier this 12 months. Ganguly's presence and inputs were in particular useful for fellow left-handers like Pant and Dhawan.

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