Chennai Super Kings won their fifth Indian Premier League title on May 29, 2023, defeating Gujarat Titans (GT) by five wickets in the final. However, the season has ended, but it has given us some unforgettable moments as fans. The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season was memorable, with plenty of special moments to savor. Here are a few of the highlights:
An Emotional Moment Between Dhoni And Jadeja
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja shared an emotional moment after Chennai Super Kings won the 2023 Indian Premier League. Dhoni, reportedly playing his final match for CSK, led the team to victory over Gujarat Titans in the final. After the match, Dhoni and Jadeja embraced each other. Jadeja was visibly emotional, and he broke down in tears.
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli’s 148-run opening partnership
The Royal Challengers Bangalore openers put on a brilliant partnership of 148 runs in 15 overs against the Mumbai Indians in the 5th match of IPL 2023. Du Plessis departed at 73, while Kohli scored 82 finishing with a 6. The partnership helped RCB to chase a score of 172 set by MI in the first innings.
Lucknow Super Giants score the second-highest total in IPL history
The batting effort of the Lucknow SuperGiants was so dominant that their total was the second-highest in IPL history. On April 28 at PCA Stadium, Mohali, in match 38 of IPL 2023, they defeated the Punjab Kings to reach this milestone. Right from the start, Kyle Mayers put the PBKS bowlers under pressure by racing to fifty in just 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals are bundled out for 59
On Sunday, May 14, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Rajasthan Royals by 112 runs to reach fifth place in the IPL 2023 standings. Wayne Parnell and Michael Bracewell each took five wickets in the victory. With half their team in the dugout, Rajasthan Royals lost the game during the powerplay.
Lucknow’s last-ball win
The Lucknow SuperGiants’ nail-biting last-ball triumph made them the second in IPL history to win with one wicket remaining (after Sunrisers Hyderabad). In 2018, the Orange Army accomplished the feat against the Mumbai Indians by chasing down 148 with one wicket remaining. Accounting for this, LSG ranked fourth in the successful run chases in the IPL.
Rinku Singh’s last over sixes
As the Kolkata Knight Riders chased down a massive mark of 205 to beat the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League 2023, Rinku Singh smashed five sixes off the last five deliveries. For Kolkata’s three-wicket victory, Rinku took advantage of three full-tosses over the boundary and smashed the final two balls from outside off stump over long-on.
Rashid Khan’s Hat-Trick
Rashid Khan, captaining the Gujarat Titans in place of a sick Hardik Pandya, became the first bowler in IPL 2023 history to take a hat trick. He took it against the Kolkata Knight Riders. To complete the hat trick, he dismissed Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, and Shardul Thakur, all contributing to the opposing team’s success.
A generous tribute to Rishabh Pant by his team
During their IPL 2023 encounter against the Lucknow SuperGiants, the Delhi Capitals hung Rishabh Pant’s jersey in the dugout as a heartfelt tribute to the player. Pant was injured in a car accident last December, and the severity of his injuries prevented him from playing in the Indian Premier League in 2023.
This season of IPL is filled with several emotional and exciting moments. These unforgettable moments have taken place in the hearts of the IPL fans. People have already started waiting for the thrill of the IPL in the upcoming season.