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Facts you may have overlooked at IPL 2021

Facts you may have overlooked at IPL 2021

The indian premier league is nearing the end of business so several milestones have been reached while others have already been passed. While some of these records have hit the headlines, others have almost disappeared under the radar and gone unnoticed. Here are some milestones some of the players have achieved as they continue to pursue IPL 2021 towards the conclusion of the league.

M.S. Dhoni achieved 201 IPL games

Dhoni became the first player in the tournament's history to hit the milestone of 200 IPL games. 171 of these games were played for the Chennai Super Kings while 30 were played for the Rising Pune Supergiant.

Hot on his heels is Rohit Sharma at 197, while Suresh Raina played 193, Dinesh Karthik 192 and Virat Kohli played 187 games. With the remaining games, this record could still be broken. If you are an avid IPL 2021 supporter then you can keep an eye out for a huge variety of upcoming events and bet on your favorite team.

Chris Gayle becomes the second oldest player to score 50 or more runs in a single inning

Chris Gayle couldn't wait to go down in history with an impressive 53 hits from 45 balls against Royal Challenger Bangalore. The 41-year-old Jamaican joins Rahul Dravid and Adam Gilchrist on the exclusive list of batsmen who have scored 50 or more runs in a single inning after his 40th birthday.

Shikhar Dhawan is finally entering its first century

Of the actors who have reached a century in the IPL, it has taken Shikar Dhawan the longest.

Interestingly, he's also the first player to score for centuries after beating his first 101 against CSK, followed by 106 against Kings XI Punjab. He had to wait 4,564 days to reach his first century, which is almost 12 years and 6 months. Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli held the previous record.

Kolkata Knight Riders have the worst overall record after 20 slips

After a full 20 overs, KKR could only reach 84/8 against RCB. That means they hold the record for the lowest score in an IPL game after playing the full 20 overs. The other teams that rank below KKR and have the lowest total scores after 20 overs are Kings XI Punjab with 92/8, Mumbai Indians with 94/8, Kings XI Punjab with 95/9, Royal Challengers Bangalore with 96/9 and Pune Warriors India with 99/9.

Best Wicketkeeper / Bowler Dismissal

Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada now hold the record for most layoffs as a wicketkeeper and bowler couple.

Delhi capital city players now make up 18 wickets after playing 25 games together. The pairs M.S. Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo at 15, Wriddhiman Saha and Sandeep Sharma at 13, while the combinations Dinesh Karthik - Andre Russell, Naman Ojha-Bhuvneshwar and M.S. Dhoni - Shardul Tharkul have 10 each. While these are just some of the milestones reached so far, more records are expected to be broken before the 2021 IPL concludes.