IPL 2021: Here are the five things fans missed this season

IPL 2021: Here are the five things fans missed this season

Though the IPL 2021 unfolded some exciting contests, there are a few things that the on-lookers missed out on.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

With yet another splendid season, the Indian Premier League has unfolded some belligerent knocks and breath-taking spells. Well, that’s pretty much the story of every edition of the IPL wherein the on-lookers get to witness power-packed performances. Though the action had paused initially after COVID-19 cases had hit certain camps, the league made it up by producing an exciting second half of the tournament.

Whether they were the last ball thrillers or the dominating chases, one got to witness probably every intriguing aspect of the game in the UAE leg. The race to the play-offs and the contest to stay at the top two positions both fascinated the fans. However, as IPL is renowned as one of the most celebrated leagues, it is a no-brainer that every year the tournament is up with some surprise.

The league unfolds some new things to cherish with its every season. Whereas on the other hand, sometimes there are a few things that the on-lookers miss out on witnessing. In this article, let’s have a look at certain things that fans missed in this year’s edition of the IPL.

Here are the five things we missed in IPL 2021

1. SRH’s consistency

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Over the years, fans have witnessed Sunrisers Hyderabad dominating the proceedings in the IPL. Their core group has more often than not pose threats to the oppositions. Whether it is the ever-impressive form of David Warner or the clinical display by their bowling unit, the team has always presented itself as one of the toughest contenders of the tournament.

However, things did not turn out quite the same this time around. SRH had a dismal IPL 2021 and this probably goes down as their most disappointing season. David Warner was removed from captaincy mid-way in the tournament with Kane Williamson taking on the responsibility of leading the side. The Australian batter was even dropped from the playing XI of the side.

In the Indian leg of the IPL, the team struggled to make an impact and the scripts did not change in the UAE leg as well. Their bowling group that was considered as one of the most lethal ones in the league was unable to put up spirited shows on the display. Until the last edition, it was always considered that SRH is a team that has a bunch of bowlers that can defend the lowest of totals.  SRH won only three games in this edition of the IPL. With the team’s performances this year, the fans of the orange army definitely missed the team’s domination.