10th year of IPL is underway and we have witnessed some astonishing talent shining bright for their respective franchises over the years. Indian Premier League has been the talent hunt for budding cricketers and has gifted some really fine players to the cricketing world.
Let us have a look at some of the cricketing pearls, the IPL has gifted to the world of cricket-
- Manan Vohra
Manan Vohra has been a fine talent ever since he has been drafted into the Kings XI Punjab setup. Vohra was picked up by KXIP in the 2013 IPL season. Vohra made a fine impact on his debut by scoring 43 runs against Pune Warriors India in the 2013 season itself. Vohra smashed 324 runs at a staggering average of 40.50 in IPL 2014. He made the most of his opportunities and got his team off to a good start on a consistent basis. Manan Vohra ever since then has been a regular member of the KXIP and we can say that the IPL has been a platform where he has got the opportunity to shine bright and make his presence felt in the cricketing world.
2. Mohit Sharma
Mohit Sharma also comes in the list of the gifted talents of IPL to the Cricket. He has always availed whatever chance he has got to showcase his talent. Mohit made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings in 2013 and finished as the second best bowler of the season, bagging 20 wickets off the 15 matches that he played. Whereas, he was the purple cap holder of the IPL 2014 with 23 wickets. IPL helped Mohit attain his national side debut in the same year for the ODI series against Zimbabwe in July. Mohit was bought by KXIP for a whooping amount of 6.5 crore in the 2016 IPL auction. We can say that IPL has been a total makeover for Mohit’s career as it has given him a national call which every player dreams of when he starts to play International Cricket.
3. Shaun Marsh
Shaun Marsh has been one of the best talents who has used the platform of IPL to showcase his worth to the cricketing fraternity. Shaun Marsh was picked by IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab for USD 30,000 in the first IPL auction. He repaid the faith shown in him by ending the season as the highest run-getter for the side, scoring 616 runs, including a century, at an average of 68.44 in 11 games. He was also named in the IPL Dream XI team of the first season by ESPN Cricinfo. Marsh is one of the seven cricketers who has played for Kings XI Punjab in every edition of the tournament so far. Marsh after shining bright in IPL got a national call and has been a regular member of the Aussie camp since then.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin in today’s time is arguably the best off spinner that we know. He has been a revelation for Indian cricket. The world is witnessing in him another legendary off spinner in making. He came to international limelight following his performances in IPL 2010. He picked up 13 wickets during the season for Chennai Super Kings, and was adjudged the man of the tournament. On the basis of his performance, he got a national call and has been a regular member of the Indian Cricket Team. IPL has just been a platform where he gathered the limelight to enter the International Arena.
5. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell has now been recognized as one of the most astonishing players of the Modern cricket. He was among those who utilized the platform of IPL to shine bright in the cricket world. Maxwell was signed by DD as a replacement for another Aussie Travis Birt in 2012 IPL season. Maxwell managed to crack a Million Dollar contract with Mumbai Indians in the next season as this Aussie became one of the highest paid player. The news came as a surprise in the cricketing world as Maxi was still relatively new to the scene and quite unknown compared to other existing superstars. Despite all that, he found it hard to start regularly in a star studded Mumbai line-up and eventually failed to make any impact during that season. We got to see the Maxpreet show in the 2014 season of the IPL when he was grabbed by the Kings XI Punjab. The blistering knock of 95 off just 43 balls set the season rolling for Kings XI Punjab and he emerged as “The Big Show”, the tag which he earned for his maverick shot selections. Those were the couple of months that made him a household name in India and the rest of the cricketing world.
So, these players have been the real Gems, who have shown their cricketing talent over the years in both the Indian Premier League and the International arena. We hope IPL goes on and on in the coming years! We wish to keep witnessing plethora of gems from this league which has given a new platform and life to many cricketers from every part of the cricketing world.