Top 7 memorable moments of IPL 2016- It was a successful wrap up of the Ninth Edition of Indian Premier League which ended on Sunday with an amazing final encounter where Sunrisers Hyderabad walked away with their maiden IPL Trophy beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. It was an enchanting finale where everyone kept glued to the edge of their seats till the last delivery of the match.
Although the season 9 enriched the cricketing fraternity with lot of memorable moments which can be treasured and thus we are representing the Top 7 most memorable and happening moments of Indian Premier League 2016.
Top 7 memorable moments of IPL 2016
1)MS Dhoni turns into goalkeeper: The leading batsman and skipper of Rising Pune Supergiants MS Dhoni once again showcased his incredible skills in this season of IPL against Kings XI Punjab. He showed a sheer presence of mind by using his right leg instead of hand to stop the ball running towards the boundary line. This moment grab everyone’s attention and related his goal keeping skills as with the famous goalkeepers in the world.
2)Mustafizur Rahman floors Andre Russell : Kolkata Knight Riders famous middle order batsman and all rounder Andre Russell faced a perfect dipping Yorker by Mustafizur Rahman a pacer from Sunrisers Hyderbad leaving the batsman losing his balance and getting sprawl on the pitch.
3)Axar Patel Hat-Trick and Champion Dance.: Axar Patel a left arm spinner from KXIP delivered a terrific knock grabbing a first ever hat-trick of IPL 2016season against Gujarat Lions. He quickly followed four wickets of Dinesh Kartik, Dwayne Smith, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo in five deliveries giving a strong threat to the opposition which was later added by a Champion Dance to Bravo.
4)MS Dhoni’s last over heroics: Even though MS Dhonis team Rising Pune Supergiants was unable to make into the playoffs his last game against Kings XI Punjab will be remembered for ever. With 23 runs needed to win in the final over against KXIP ,the Skipper knock his best innings which constituted three sixes and a four to seal the amazing victory for the team.
5)Harbhajan Singhs and Ambati Rayudu on-field spat: The two teams of Mumbai Indians got engaged into verbal war which got weird when Rayudu took unexpected offence towards his fielder. Rayudu was expecting an acknowledgement for his undying attempt to stop a ball at boundary line but Harbhajans behaviors surprised him which got converted into nasty spat.
6)Indian Premier League or Injured Premier League: This season of IPL was more likely termed with funny tag of Injured Premier League where prominent international players got ruled out due to injuries. Lendl Simmons, John Hastings, Kevin Pietersen, FAF du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith all were forced to fly back home with a major cause of injuries.
7)Gambhir’s Funky Test Match field: It was a sharp shield guarded by Gautam Gambhir against MS Dhoni in this IPL season contest. Dhoni was covered by the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders assembling two slips, a short leg and a silly point which restricted Dhoni to pull off a big hit against right arm spinner Piyush Chawla.
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