5 most embarrassing IPL records

5 most embarrassing IPL records

Embarrassing moments faced by the franchises and players in the history of IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2017
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: BCCI)

With the quality of players in the Indian Premier League, new records are being set on a regular basis. Every player and team aspire to set new records and cement their place in the history of the league and records like Gayle’s 175 and Alzarri Joseph’s 6/12 are probably going to stay forever.

However, every player and even a team can have an off day on occasion, and if things don’t go their way, that ‘off day’ could turn into a nightmare given how unforgiving this sport can be. Such days are when one team sets unbelievably good records while the other goes into the history books for the wrong reasons.

There have been several embarrassing moments in the history of the league that teams and players would prefer not to remember about. Here’s a look at-

5 most embarrassing IPL records in league history

1. Basil Thampi’s 0/70 against RCB in 2018

Basil Thampi
Basil Thampi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Basil Thampi had a day to forget when his team, Sunrisers played against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on the 17th of May in 2018. After having won the toss SRH did the obvious thing and chose to field first at the Chinnaswamy.

He conceded 70 runs in that innings and set the unwanted record for conceding most runs in a game. There were indications that he could have a bad day at the office during his first couple of deliveries itself as he was hit for two sixes by Moeen Ali. He ended up conceding 19 runs in that over.

In his 2nd over, he gave away 18 runs and in his next one, he leaked 14 runs. At the time, the unwanted record stood at 66 runs given by Ishant Sharma and in the end, the record was broken in his 22nd delivery. It was quite a poor performance from him that ultimately cost SRH the game as they lost by 14 runs. He is still with the Hyderabad franchise but hasn’t been given many chances over the last couple of seasons.