With IPL set to start in just 5 days’ time, the craze among cricket fans has been nothing short of humongous. It will be very interesting to see how new captains like Hardik Pandya, Faf du Plessis fare up in the upcoming IPL season and how they rub shoulders with some of the proven leadership stalwarts in the tournament like MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Here in this article, we will take a look at some of the interesting IPL facts related to the number 5.
5 – IPL 2021 Orange Cap holder Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed 5 fifty-plus scores in that season.
Gaikwad’s impressive performance along with Faf du Plessis helped CSK lift their fourth title last season. The youngster is expected to continue the same form in the upcoming IPL season. With Faf being bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of IPL 2022, Devon Conway is likely to open the batting with Gaikwad.
5 – Sanju Samson as Captain has won 5 matches in IPL so far.
Rajasthan Royals’ performance in IPL 2021 wasn’t so impressive under Sanju Samson’s captaincy as they ended up finishing at the 7th position in the eight-team table. However, with a good-looking team combination at their disposal ahead of IPL 2022, they are looking good for an improved show this year.
5 – Virat Kohli has smashed 5 centuries in IPL history- most by an Indian Player.
Kohli’s 4 out of his 5 centuries came in the 2016 IPL season while another century came in the encounter against Kolkata during IPL 2019. Virat Kohli despite not being in his best form recently is expected to smash tons and tons of runs in this IPL season.
5 – Rohit Sharma as Captain has won 5 IPL trophies for Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians have been a very successful franchise under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in IPL over the years. Currently, Rohit has been appointed as full-time Captain of India across formats and the team has remained unbeaten in all forms of the game in the little time that he has helmed the Men in Blue. The Hitman would want to take the same form with MI and use that confidence while leading the national team in the T20 World Cup in Australia.