IPL 2020: 5 unexpected things that has happened in the tournament
Some of them even took the audience by surprise, as they never thought of witnessing it in the league.
Updated - Oct 26, 2020 9:29 pm
As the famous Greek playwright, Maccius Plautus, once quoted, ‘Unexpected things happen in life more often than you expect.’ Interestingly, it also holds true for the gentlemen’s game, which has always awed the fans with its unpredictable nature. Here anything can happen within a matter of seconds. Even the outcome of a game can change in the space of two or three balls.
Don’t believe me, just have a look at the recent IPL encounter of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. At one stage, Punjab looked out of the game with Hyderabad needing only 28 runs in four overs with seven wickets in hand. But in the end, Punjab won the game by 12 runs, and everybody was shell-shocked by the twist in the tale. So once again, the IPL proved why it is called cricket’s Pandora box.
It is not a one-off incident, as the Indian Premier League has always been full of such unexpected events. The ongoing IPL 2020 has also contributed to the ever-growing reel. The tournament has already given quite a few memorable cricketing moments. And some of them even took the audience by surprise, as they never thought of witnessing it in the league.
Here is the list of 5 unexpected things that happened in IPL 2020 :
1. CSK languishing at bottom of the points table
Champions, Consistency, Legacy, Miraculous, table-toppers are some common terms which one associates with the Chennai Super Kings. The Yellow jersey have been nothing short of an enigma in the IPL. From becoming champions to getting banned and then winning another title dramatically, the CSK storyline is like a Shakespeare’s play, it gives you pleasure and pain in equal measure.
And there lies the catch, as most of Shakespeare’s plays have tragic endings. Coincidentally, Chennai’s play under their lead-hero, MS Dhoni, has also met a similar end in IPL 2020. The team which made to the playoffs in each of their last 10 seasons have come undone in their 11th season. Such has been the misery that now their fans want to forget the past five weeks of their life.
Sadly, it is going to be worse for them as they are likely to see their heroes with a wooden spoon in their hands soon. Yes, you heard it right, the three-time champions are languishing at the bottom of the points table. Before the start of the tournament, people would have laughed off at that thought. But not anymore, as the Yellow team have just won four of their 12 games in this season.
And now with Rajasthan winning their recent tie against Mumbai, they are officially out of the playoffs race. Even in the wildest dreams, nobody would have thought that Dhoni and his men will be ragged by the oppositions like this. In short, seeing the three-time table-toppers, CSK at the bottom of the table has to be one of the least expected things of this IPL.