Team-wise one worst memory in IPL history

Team-wise one worst memory in IPL history

Moments that teams would want to forget in their IPL history.

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

“Winning and Losing is a part of the game”, we all have heard these lines right from our childhood regarding sports. And this rule applies to cricket too. But sometimes losing can turn up into a very disappointing moment for a team.

IPL is considered as the toughest cricket league in the world. Every team has experienced at least one moment in 14 seasons (including 2021) which can be termed as the worst one for them. So, here we have-

Worst memory for every Team in the IPL History

1. Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The defending champions, Mumbai Indians were not having a good season in 2014. They lost five matches consecutively but had a good comeback later. Rajasthan Royals had a mixed tournament. They won some, lost more. So here was the last league match for both the teams and whoever wins the game will enter the playoffs. But just winning wasn’t enough for MI to qualify.

In the match, MI had to chase. Rajasthan scored 189 runs in the first innings. Now Mumbai will qualify for the top-4, only if they chase the target in around 15 overs which was very difficult. Mumbai had an explosive start because of Corey Anderson, who scored 95* later in that match. They scored 71 runs in the first six overs.

After the end of the 14th over, the chasers required 9 runs to win which was quite easy but in order to qualify, they needed nine runs off three balls.

But then a situation arrived that Mumbai needed a boundary of one ball to qualify and the young man Aditya Tare, who was facing his first ball was on strike. Faulkner bowled a full toss to Tare on the leg stump and he launched it over square leg for a six!

This was how Mumbaikars knocked Rajasthan out of the league. Rahul Dravid’s angry reaction of throwing the cap shows how disappointing that loss was for RR because Mumbai managed to reach 190 in just 14.4 overs, making it the worst moment for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.