Count down for ipl …four days more to go… Excitement is building each day. Earlier, Dhoni has offered to resign from captaincy of Chennai super kings and also from India Cements. THe winners in ipl the hero of Rohit.
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No wonder everyone started calling it the cash-rich league. Rajasthan was crowned first IPL champions. South Africa hosted the show and India got busy with the general elections. Deccan Chargers were crowned the champions in the season. Chennai tasted their first title win in the season.
Ultimately, MS Dhoni-led Chennai emerged winners. The season was also blemished with a case of spot fixing after 5 players were allegedly caught on a sting operation carried on by a local news channel. Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata defeated Chennai to become new champions.
Three high-profile Rajasthan Royals' players were arrested in the infamous scandal raising questions on the credibility of the game. Despite the scandalous uprising, Mumbai Indians clinched their maiden title to give a befitting farewell to the retiring Sachin Tendulkar.
The cheerleaders were also removed as part of a plan to focus more on cricket. Yuvraj Singh created a stir after being bought for Rs 14 crore by Bangalore during the auctions.
Kolkata defeated Punjab in the final to secure their second title in three years. They defeated CSK in the final. However, two major teams -- CSK and Rajasthan Royals -- suffered major blows when they were suspended for two editions for spot-fixing scandal after the tournament had ended.
Season nine of the IPL was all about records being shattered. After a slow-start, the tournament really picked up and how.
With a record runs at an average of