10 costliest mistakes in IPL history

10 costliest mistakes in IPL history

Here are the 10 costliest mistakes made in the IPL history ever.

MS Dhoni v Axar Patel in IPL 2016
MS Dhoni v Axar Patel in IPL 2016. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest T20 league in the world. It also happens to be the toughest there is. There’s a reason why many cricket experts call IPL the “Toughest 20”.

Even the best of the best struggle to get going in this tournament. The standards are so high that several legendary cricketers have also failed to perform in the Indian T20 league. There is no margin of error over here.

A tiny blunder can cost your side a match and thus, decrease the chances of your team winning the title. Over the years, there have been several mistakes committed by players which have turned out to be very costly. Today we shall be discussing the 10 costliest mistakes in IPL history.

10) MI making Pollard bat down the order in the IPL 2010 Final

Kieron Pollard in IPL 2010 final
Kieron Pollard in IPL 2010 final. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians (MI) are arguably the strongest team in the history of the league. No franchise has been able to replicate MI’s legacy. However, despite all their achievements, even they have committed a major blunder in their past.

It was in the all-important final in 2010 when MI decided to make Pollard bat down the order. The aggressive West Indian was in superb form back then and this came as a surprise to one and all. He came to bat at 8.

When he came to bat, the scorecard read 114-6 and he only had 20 balls to win the match for his team. He ended up scoring 27 runs in 10 deliveries at a strike rate of 270. His team ended up losing to the Super Kings by 22 runs as MS Dhoni and his boys went on to win their maiden IPL title.

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