15 Legends who’d have ROCKED the IPL if it was played in their ERA
Published - May 14, 2015 1:28 pm | Updated - Sep 2, 2016 3:38 pm
15 Legends who’d have ROCKED the IPL if it was played in their ERA: Since it’s evolution in 2008, the Indian Premier League has been one of the biggest domestic Cricketing tournaments. It is a tournament where talent and nerves of even the best of the game are thoroughly tested. Have we ever imagined of the fact that if this tournament evolved some 30-40 years back, we might have witnessed another level of pure cricketing actions. IPL, back in 1980s or 90s would be something no less than ecstatic. Like for instance, there could be Kapil Dev and Imran Khan bowling for the same team. Also, Viv Richards could have been batting with someone like Javed Miandad. Imagine, Jonty Rhodes would have been fielding alongside AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum. In short, things would be just like a sensational dream. In order to mingle things up,
Here is the top 15 Legends who’d have ROCKED the IPL if it was played in their ERA.
1. Sir Viv Richards:
The name speaks of it’s importance. Let us put light on to a fact to make things clearer. This man played his last ODI in 1991 and had a career strike rate of 90.20 after batting in 167 innings! Yes, it is kind of something unbelievable. Back in those days, where hard hitting was scarce, this man maintained a strike rate of over 90. Not only that, this man was also quite much influential as a bowler. He has got 118 ODI wickets by his name. He was known for butchering the economical rates of the bowlers and was used to clear the grounds quite comprehensively. Imagining him to be playing on short grounds like Chinnaswamy stadium and slaughtering the bowlers would be something mind-blowing. Targets of over 200 runs won’t even be safe if there was Sir Viv in the batting line up of the opposition. If IPL was played during his days, he would have been one of the richest buys in the league.