5. India’s winning streak vs PAK in WC ended

The most shocking thing that happened since MI last won a game in IPL, is that India’s winning streak against Pakistan in the World Cup history ended in a one-sided affair. The Indian team lost the T20 World Cup 2021 fixture against Pakistan by failing to defend their total of 151 runs.

4. AB de Villiers announced his retirement

AB announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in November 2021 and bid goodbye to the IPL as well. In the 2021 season, he garnered 313 runs at an average of 31.30, with the highest score of 76*. In his IPL career spanning 184 matches, he amassed 5162 runs at an average of 39.71, with a strike rate of 151.69.

3. Dhoni stepped down as CSK captain

However, ahead of the IPL 2022 season, Dhoni passed the CSK baton to the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who did not have much experience in the leadership role. At this moment, the team has stuttered to get enough victories and is at second last position in the table.

2. Virat Kohli is no more a captain

While representing Canterbury, Ellis was hit on his head by Auckland’s Jeet Raval and was taken off the field after suffering a major injury. The ball struck his head and bounced off to go for a six. He was then replaced by a concussion substitute, but he did return to finish the game in the end. In Canterbury’s next season, he was seen wearing a helmet to avoid what had happened to him a year before.

1. Australia won T20 WC for the first time

In T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 stage, the Australian team secured four victories in five league matches and sealed their place for the next stage. In the semi-finals, they faced Pakistan and chased down the target of 177 runs in a thrilling fashion. The wicket-keeper Matthew Wade finished the chase by hitting three sixes of Shaheen Afridi’s over.