Arshdeep Singh, and Rohit Sharma are facing the most disappointing outing in this years 2023 IPL outing. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most lucrative and exciting cricket leagues in the world, featuring the top players from around the globe. The 2023 edition of the tournament has been no different, with fans witnessing some high-scoring run-fests and several unwanted records being set. Let’s take a closer look at some of the standout moments from the season so far.
The 2023 IPL has been a batsman’s paradise, with an incredible 26 200-plus totals being scored in just 46 matches. This is the most number of 200+ totals seen in a single season of the tournament, comfortably surpassing the tally of 18 such totals seen in the entire 2022 edition.
The scoring rates have been at an all-time high, and there have been ten instances of both teams scoring 200+ in the same match, which is also the most ever in an edition of IPL surpassing five such occasions seen in 2022. It’s no surprise that bowlers have had a tough time in this edition, with some being taken to the cleaners in almost every match.
Unwanted records by Arshdeep Singh and Rohit
While the high-scoring run-fests have been a delight for the fans, they have also resulted in several unwanted records being set. One of the most notable records was set by Arshdeep Singh, the left-arm pacer of the Punjab Kings, while Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma equalled the record for scoring most ducks. Now, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma after being dismissed for his 15th duck in IPL in match against Punjab Kings on Wednesday will jointly hold record of most ducks with Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine.
Arshdeep, who had not conceded more than 50 runs even once before this edition, registered an unwanted all-time IPL record. He became the bowler to leak the most runs without completing his full quota of 4 overs in a T20 match. Arshdeep gave away 66 runs in just 3.5 overs in a match against the Mumbai Indians.
Ben Wheeler is second on the list with 64 runs in 3.1 overs, while Tom Curran, Pat Brown, and Alex Diziga have all conceded 63 runs without completing their quota of four overs.
Arshdeep also conceded the fifth-most runs in an IPL innings. Basil Thampi holds that unfortunate record as he conceded 70 runs in his four overs while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2018.
Yash Dayal is second on this list with 69 runs conceded in four overs after Rinku Singh smashed five sixes off the final five balls of the game in a 31-run over to take the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) over the line against the Gujarat Titans (GT) earlier this season.
Another record was set by the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli, who became the first player in the IPL to score 10,000 runs. He achieved the feat in a match against the Rajasthan Royals, reaching the milestone with a boundary off Chris Morris.
The match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals saw a record number of sixes being hit. A total of 33 sixes were hit in the match, with 19 coming from the bat of Nitish Rana, who scored a scintillating 112 off just 47 balls.
The 2023 IPL has been a season of high-scoring run-fests and unwanted records. While the fans have enjoyed the spectacle of seeing the ball flying out of the park, the bowlers have had a tough time trying to contain the batsmen. With several matches still to be played, it remains to be seen if more records will be broken or if the bowlers will find a way to make a comeback.