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The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League has reached its final stage with the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders scheduled to square off against the 2016 champions, SunRisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, May 26. While KKR defeated SRH in Qualifier 1, Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan in Qualifier 2  to reach the IPL 2024 final.

In this article, we will look at the big updates around the IPL 2024 that took place on Friday, May 24.

Major events around IPL that happened on May 24

Hyderabad beat Rajasthan by 36 runs to set summit clash with KKR

On Friday, May 24, the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 36 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Batting first, SRH registered 175 runs on the board with a loss of nine wickets as Heinrich Klaasen scored 50 off 34 followed by Rahul Tripathi (37 off 15) and Travis Head (34 off 28). RR pace trio of Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, and Sandeep Sharma picked eight wickets combined. During the chase, RR lost wickets on regular intervals with Dhruv Jurel (56* off 35) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (42 off 21) playing decent knocks for their side.

Ambati Rayudu continues his brutal attack on RCB after their IPL 2024 exit

Former Chennai Super Kings star Ambati Rayudu continued his brutal attack on the Royal Challengers Bengaluru after they got eliminated from the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). "If only the management and the leaders had the team interests ahead of individual milestones… rcb would have won multiple titles," Rayudu said. However, he also raised some hope for them when he added that they can start a new chapter with the IPL 2025 mega auction scheduled to take place later this year.

IPL is as big as T20 World Cup: Gautam Gambhir comments after mentoring KKR to IPL 2024 Final

In his latest interview, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who is currently mentoring the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2024, had no hesitation in stating that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is as big as the T20 World Cup. The 42-year-old pointed out that there isn’t much of a difference between the first-place and the last-place teams in the IPL, which makes it equal to the biggest international T20 tournament in the world.

As long as he’s contented, he is ready to move on in life: Dipika Pallikal on husband Dinesh Karthik

Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal spoke about her husband and Royal Challengers Bengaluru veteran Dinesh Karthik and said that the cricketer moves on once he’s contented. Karthik played his last IPL game during the Eliminator clash of the 2024 season against the Rajasthan Royals. The video featured some of Karthik’s important figures, his RCB teammates, and his wife Dipika Pallikal who told a lot about the veteran cricketer.

PBKS co-owner Preity Zinta returns to Cannes Film Festival after 17 years

Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings co-owner, Preity Zinta made her comeback to the Cannes Film Festival after a long gap of 17 years. Zinta made her first appearance at the event when she posed at the French Riviera. The ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ actress was seen in a white pearl gown with her hair tied in a bun accessorised with pearl earrings. 

KL Rahul’s advice makes Justin Langer turn down Team India’s head coach role

The former Australian cricketer, Justin Langer, has ruled himself out of the reckoning of Team India’s head coach after a conversation with KL Rahul. The head coach of LSG took the “good advice” of the team’s captain about the thousand times high pressure and politics of coaching a cricket team like India compared to an IPL franchise. Langer said, "I was talking to KL Rahul and he said, 'You know, if you think there's pressure and politics in an IPL team, multiply that by a thousand, (that's) coaching India."