Credit: X/IPL

Credit: X/IPL

The league stage of the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League is done and dusted with the two-time champions, Kolkata Knight Riders, finishing at the top of the IPL 2023 points table followed by the SunRisers Hyderabad while the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bengaluru completed the playoff spots.

In the IPL 2024 playoffs, the Kolkata Knight Riders defeated the SunRisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 while the Rajasthan Royals beat the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Eliminator. On Friday, the inaugural IPL champions will face the 2016 IPL winners at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and the winners will take on KKR in the IPL 2024 final.

In this article, we will look at the big updates around the IPL 2024 that took place on Wednesday, May 22.

Major events around IPL that happened on May 22

Rajasthan Royals beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 4 wickets to reach Qualifier 2

The Rajasthan Royals ended their four-game losing streak to beat the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, who ended their dream run of six consecutive wins, in the Eliminator at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday. In the first innings, Bengaluru lost wickets at regular intervals after losing their captain Faf du Plessis in the fifth over. The middle order of Cameron Green and Rajat Patidar kept them in the game but a few wickets turned the game in RR's favour. In the second innings, RR had a streaky start but a few dropped chances allowed the opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Tom Kohler-Cadmore to settle in and gradually accelerate. In the Riyan Parag continued his form and helped RR beat RRB by four wickets.

GCA refutes terror rumours, reveals real reason RCB's practice session got cancelled 

The Gujarat Cricket Association debunked the reports of terror threats to the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. It clarified the reason behind cancelling their practice session ahead of their clash against the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2024 Eliminator at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.  The GCA Chief Anil Patel told TOI that RCB cancelled their practice session due to the " prevailing heat wave in the city ".

WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, and Dhoni discuss retirement

Cricketing stalwarts Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Rohit Sharma were seen discussing their post-retirement plans together. While Sachin Tendulkar called it quits on his cricketing career in 2013, MS Dhoni took the call in 2020. Rohit Sharma, the current captain of the Indian cricket team, on the other hand, is currently at the peak of his career and is set to lead the side in the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2024. Recently, the three generations of Indian captains came together and shared screen space, where they were seen discussing their post-retirement plans.

MS Dhoni announces new team amid retirement rumours, leaves fans berserk

Former Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced he is making his team amid retirement rumours. Dhoni, who participated in the IPL 2024, flew back to Ranchi to be with family after his side crashed out of the tournament. CSK was defeated by RCB by 27 runs in the knockout match and finished the season in the fifth spot. After the campaign, the CSK superstar dropped a cryptic post, sparking rumours about his retirement plans.

Shah Rukh Khan gets admitted to hospital in  Ahmedabad  after falling ill

In major breaking news, Bollywood superstar  Shah Rukh Khan  has been admitted to the KD Hospital in Ahmedabad after falling ill. The sudden hospitalisation of Shah Rukh Khan happened due to a heat stroke after he had watched his team Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium in the IPL 2024 Qualifier 1.  The weather in the city of Ahmedabad was quite hot in the build-up to the big game in the IPL 2024 season, which reportedly ended up causing him to suffer from heatstroke as per the report from India TV.