IPL is the domestic cricket league of India and is considered as the biggest and most fascinating cricket league in the World. The cash-rich league began in 2008 and since then, it is organized every year. With some of the best cricketing skills and close matches, we also see some unforgettable moments being created by fans and the cricketers in every edition. Here are IPL 2018 top emotional heart-touching moments:
1. Fan touching MS Dhoni’s feet
MS Dhoni is undoubtedly the best captain of this era. With his calm and clever tactics, he has won his team many titles. He is the only captain to win all three major ICC tournaments including T-20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and the Champions Trophy. In one of the IPL 2018 matches, when Dhoni came in to bat, a fan intruded the field and approached him. He bowed down to Dhoni and touched his feet as a gesture of immense respect. This incident is proof of how much MS Dhoni is loved by his fans.
2. Pandya and Rahul swapping shirts
In a do-or-die match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians, the Kings opener K.L. Rahul played a hard-fought inning of 94 runs but that wasn’t enough for his team and they were knocked out of the league. After the match, Rahul was spotted exchanging jerseys with Hardik Pandya. This was the first time that the jersey-swapping gesture was seen in a cricket match.
3. Kohli sitting on the floor eating Biryani
The sensational Indian superstar, Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive behavior in the field. But he possesses a very down to earth personality off the field. He was spotted eating biryani while sitting on the floor when he visited Muhammad Siraj’s home. This gesture was greatly appreciated all over the media.
4. Dhoni playing with his daughter
The IPL 2018 edition was won by Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni. The attraction of the final ceremony was MS Dhoni playing with his daughter. While the rest of the team was busy in the winning team photo shoot with the trophy, Dhoni was seen enjoying the win with his daughter.
5. Imran Tahir giving bowling tips to Young Nepali Bowler
Senior cricketers have been giving tips to opponent team players at many occasions. The same happened this year at IPL where the South African spinner Imran Tahir was seen helping the young Sandeep Lamichhane from Nepal. Both the players spent quite a lot of time on the pitch practicing different bowling techniques.
6. De Villiers and Kohli apologizing to the fans after league exit
AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli both played for Royal Challengers Bangalore this year. The 2018 edition of IPL didn’t go well for the Royal Challengers as they finished 6th in the league. The fans seemed quite disappointed with their team’s performance. It was De Villiers and Kohli who stepped forward and took the responsibility of poor show in the league. Both the players apologized to the fans and pledged to come up with something better next year.
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