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A closer look at the IPL players who have won the title the most times

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular T20 cricket leagues in the world, with millions of fans following the tournament every year. The IPL has attracted some of the biggest names in cricket, and over the years, we have seen some incredible individual performances that have left a lasting impact on the league’s history. Among those performances are the ones by players who have won the IPL multiple times, cementing their place as legends of the tournament. 

The IPL has been the breeding ground for some of the most talented cricketers in the world, giving them a platform to showcase their skills and compete against the best. Over the years, some players have risen to the occasion time and again, delivering match-winning performances that have led their teams to glory. It is no surprise that these players are revered by fans and fellow players alike, and are considered to be some of the greatest players to have ever played the game. From captains who have led their teams to multiple IPL titles to players who have been instrumental in their team’s success, this article will cover it all. So let’s dive into the world of IPL and take a look at the players who have won the IPL the most times. 

In this article, we will take a closer look at the players who have won the IPL the most number of times, and their contributions to their respective teams’ successes. 

Players who have won the IPL most times 

Rohit Sharma (5 times) 

When it comes to winning titles in the IPL, Rohit Sharma stands tall as the most successful player in the tournament’s history. He has lifted the coveted trophy a remarkable six times, including once as a player with the Deccan Chargers in 2009 and subsequently as captain of the Mumbai Indians five times. Rohit’s leadership skills and exceptional batting performances played a crucial role in leading his team to victory in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Even in his early days in the IPL, Rohit’s contribution to Deccan’s triumph in 2009 cannot be overlooked, as he played a pivotal cameo of 24 in the final that helped his team secure the title. 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 31: Rohit Sharma of India hits runs during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between India and NZ at Dubai International Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

During the Mumbai Indians‘ victorious campaign in 2013, Rohit Sharma was in scintillating form, scoring an impressive 583 runs in 19 matches. In the following year, he continued to dominate the IPL with the bat, amassing 482 runs. Rohit’s exceptional performances did not go unnoticed as he was awarded the Player of the Final in 2015 for his blazing knock of 50 off just 26 balls. Despite battling a hamstring injury during the 2020 edition of the IPL, Rohit rose to the occasion once again, top-scoring in the final with an impressive 68 as the Mumbai Indians chased down a target of 157 against the Delhi Capitals. The 36-year-old’s contributions in crucial matches have been a key factor in Mumbai’s success in the IPL. 

Rohit Sharma’s leadership skills have been instrumental in the Mumbai Indians’ success in the IPL. Under his captaincy, MI has emerged as the league’s most successful franchise, winning the title a record five times. Rohit’s ability to read the game and make strategic decisions at crucial moments has won him a lot of plaudits. He has shown remarkable leadership qualities, bringing out the best in his team members and instilling a winning mindset. His calm and composed approach under pressure situations has earned him the respect of fellow players and fans alike. It is no surprise that Rohit is considered one of the greatest captains in the history of the IPL. 

Hardik Pandya (5 times) 

Hardik Pandya proved his mettle as a leader in the IPL 2022 season when he led Gujarat Titans to their maiden championship, defeating Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in a one-sided final in Ahmedabad. The 28-year-old all-rounder played a crucial role with both bat and ball, showcasing his exceptional skills to guide his team to victory. This was Hardik’s first IPL trophy as a captain, but he is no stranger to winning championships, having been part of the Mumbai Indians squad that lifted the trophy a record five times. Hardik’s ability to perform under pressure situations and lead his team with confidence has earned him the respect of his peers and fans alike. His success as a captain in the IPL further cements his position as one of the most dynamic all-rounders in modern-day cricket. 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 24: Hardik Pandya of India warms up ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Michael Steele-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Hardik Pandya’s association with the Mumbai Indians has been a fruitful one, with the all-rounder being an integral part of the core group of players. He has played a crucial role in Mumbai’s IPL success, lifting the trophy with them in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Despite not being at his best in the 2015 season, Hardik Pandya continued to work hard and improve his game. In 2017, he scored 250 runs, and in the 2019 season, he had a fantastic all-around performance, scoring 402 runs and picking up 14 wickets as MI won the title for the fourth time. Hardik’s contributions with both bat and ball have been vital in Mumbai’s dominance in the IPL, and he has proven to be a match-winner on several occasions. 

Kieron Pollard (5 times) 

Kieron Pollard was a seasoned campaigner in the Indian Premier League (IPL), having won five championships with the Mumbai Indians and two more in the Champions League. He is considered one of the most valuable players in the league due to his all-around abilities as a hard-hitting batsman and a reliable medium-fast bowler. With 3915 runs to his name in both the IPL and the now-defunct Champions League T20, Pollard is the second-highest run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. Only Rohit Sharma, the current captain of the team, has scored more runs for the franchise. Pollard’s contribution to the team’s success has been immense, both on and off the field, as he remained a vital cog in their quest for more IPL glory. 

West Indies’ Kieron Pollard plays a shot during the Twenty20 international cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland on November 27, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP via Getty Images)


When it comes to hitting sixes, Kieron Pollard is in a league of his own as far as Mumbai Indians are concerned. He leads the charts for the most sixes hit by any MI player, having smashed 223 of them in his IPL career. His captain, Rohit Sharma, is a distant second with 189 sixes to his name. Pollard’s impact on the team’s batting is further highlighted by his impressive strike rate of 147.32, which is the second-highest for any MI player (minimum 300 balls faced). Only Hardik Pandya has a better strike rate than Pollard, with a staggering 153.91. Pollard’s power-hitting abilities and ability to accelerate the scoring rate made him a force to be reckoned with in any format of the game, and he proved to be a game-changer for the Mumbai Indians on numerous occasions.

Kieron Pollard’s batting prowess was not limited to hitting sixes and maintaining a high strike rate. He made significant contributions with the bat for Mumbai Indians, including memorable innings in the IPL where he recorded the second-fastest fifty for the team. In a match against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2016, Pollard reached the fifty-run mark in just 17 balls, which is the second-fastest for any Mumbai Indians player. The record for the fastest fifty for MI, however, belongs to Ishan Kishan, who achieved the feat in just 16 balls. Pollard’s ability to score quick runs and turn the game in his team’s favor has made him an invaluable asset for the Mumbai Indians, and his records and performances speak volumes about his prowess as a batsman. 

Jasprit Bumrah (5 times) 

Jasprit Bumrah’s journey with Mumbai Indians began in 2013, the year the franchise won its first IPL championship. Although he made an impressive start, claiming three wickets in his debut match, he only played one more game that season. In 2015, he featured in only four matches, taking three wickets. However, in the last three seasons where MI emerged victorious, Bumrah played a crucial role. He was instrumental in their triumph in 2017, 2019, and 2020, claiming 20, 19, and 27 wickets respectively. His ability to bowl with pace, accuracy, and variations has made him a potent weapon in Mumbai’s bowling attack. Bumrah’s contributions have been vital in Mumbai’s success in the IPL, and he has established himself as one of the premier fast bowlers in world cricket. 


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In the IPL finals, Jasprit Bumrah has time and again proven his worth with some brilliant performances. In the 2017 final against Rising Pune Supergiant, Bumrah took 2 wickets for 26 runs, playing a crucial role in MI’s one-run victory in a nail-biting finish. In the 2019 final against Chennai Super Kings, he was awarded the Player of the Final for his sensational figures of 2 wickets for just 14 runs, helping MI clinch another one-run win. Although he went wicketless in the 2020 final against Delhi Capitals, he conceded only 28 runs in his four overs, putting up a fantastic show with his impeccable accuracy and variations. Bumrah’s ability to deliver under pressure and his exceptional skillset make him a valuable asset to the Mumbai Indians, and one of the top bowlers in the IPL. 

Ambati Rayudu (5 times) 

Ambati Rayudu has achieved the feat of winning the IPL with both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Rayudu has been a part of the Mumbai squad that clinched the trophy thrice in 2013, 2015, and 2017, and also played a crucial role in CSK’s title-winning campaigns in 2018 and 2021. In the 2013 final against CSK, Rayudu played a vital inning of 37, while his unbeaten 36 off 24 balls in the 2015 summit clash against the same opponents helped MI lift their second IPL trophy. Rayudu’s consistent performances with both bat and gloves have made him a critical part of any team he plays for, and his success with two different franchises is a testament to his skill and adaptability. 

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In the 2018 IPL season, Ambati Rayudu played a crucial role in Chennai Super Kings‘ title-winning campaign. The 37-year-old had a stellar season, scoring a total of 602 runs at an impressive average of 43 and a strike rate of 149.75. Rayudu’s brilliant form was highlighted by his outstanding century against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) during the tournament. The following year, Rayudu contributed 257 runs in 16 matches for CSK, including two half-centuries, further cementing his status as a reliable and consistent performer in the IPL. His impressive batting performances have often been the difference between victory and defeat for his team, making him a valuable asset to any squad. 

Aditya Tare (5 times) 

Aditya Tare’s name on the list may come as a surprise to some, but the 34-year-old cricketer has achieved notable success in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tare has been a part of Mumbai’s IPL-winning team four times, in 2013, 2015, 2019, and 2020, and also played a crucial role in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s championship victory in 2016. Tare who represented Mumbai in domestic cricket and during the 2013 IPL season, he scored 123 runs in five matches, including a top score of 59. 

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Although Aditya Tare has won four IPL titles with Mumbai and Sunrisers Hyderabad, his role was limited in some of those championship campaigns. In 2015, he played only a few matches, and in both 2019 and 2020, he did not get a chance to play at all. Similarly, during SRH’s 2016 victory, Tare was part of the team but only played in three matches. However, Tare made a significant impact in the 2014 season when he smashed a last-ball six against Rajasthan Royals, securing Mumbai’s spot in the playoffs. In total, Tare has played in 35 IPL matches, scoring 339 runs at a strike rate of 124.17.

Team India loses first ODI bilateral series in home since 2019

Team India loses first ODI bilateral series at home since 2019

Team India has had a really disastrous end to their 2023 ODI World Cup preparations. The World No.1 T20 team has lost 2-1 to Australia in the recently conducted home series. With this series defeat, the Men in Blue has lost an ODI series at home since 2019.

The 3rd ODI between India and Australia happening in Chennai saw Australia post 269 after winning the toss. Team India failed to chase the target despite a fifty from Virat Kohli and a fighting 40 from Hardik Pandya. Rohit Sharma, who looked dejected after the series loss, stated, “A lot of takeaways (from the series), just not look at these 3 games. The 9 ODIs we played from January, we can take a lot of positives from that. A loss like that really hurts. But again, we can understand what we need to do better as a group.”

He further added, “It’s not about going out there and pin-pointing at one or two individuals. It’s not what I do or it’s not what the team does as well. It’s a collective failure that we need to look at and reflect. We have to understand that in 5 months time, we will be playing on these kind of conditions. We need to understand the ideas and the thoughts.”

The 3-match series saw Team India win the first match comfortably by 5 wickets. In the 2nd ODI, the Men in Blue had a dismal batting performance. The Indians were all out to 117 runs which the Australians easily chased down and leveled the series.

With this effort, Australia has become the new number-one ODI team in the ICC Rankings. Currently, the Australians have occupied the number one Test team spot in the ICC Rankings.

Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma reveals shocking revelations about Indian cricket in a sting operation

Chairman of Selectors Chetan Sharma has made some shocking comments. The former cricketer was embroiled in a controversy after he made some shocking statements pertaining to the Indian team during a sting operation conducted by Zee News.

The sting operation saw Chetan Sharma comment on the Indian cricketer’s fitness and about the ego clash between the two heavyweights of Indian cricket- Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. In the video, he was seen saying, “The players are not fit but they take injections to play. They are ready to play even at 80 percent fitness. They take injections and start playing.”

He further added, “Even if they are around 85 percent fit, they will say ‘Sir let us play’ but they are not cleared by the medical team that is where the problem lies. The players always want to play, they never refuse to play.”

According to Sharma, BCCI wasn’t happy with Virat as he had started to consider himself bigger than the game, and that’s why they were eager to remove him from the leadership role and took advantage of his rough patch in 2021 to replace him with Rohit Sharma, who as per Chetan wasn’t the preferred choice.

He stated, “Jab player thoda bada ho jaye to usko lagta hai ki vo bahut bada ho gaya, board se bhi bada ho gaya. Toh fir usko lagta hai ki mere ko toh koi kuch kar he nahi sakta. Mere bina to cricket band ho jayega India mein. Kabhi hua hai? Bade bade aaye, bade bade gaye, cricket to wahi ka wahi rehta hai. Toh vo usne uss samay hit maarne ki kosish kari president ko.”

Watch the entire sting operation conducted by Zee News here:

Saini, Easwaran & Kumar added to the squad for Bangladesh Tests

Saini, Easwaran & Kumar join Test squad for Bangladesh Test’s

The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has confirmed that they have called up Navdeep Saini, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Saurabh Kumar to the national squad that will be facing Bangladesh for the two-Test series.

The BCCI said, “India captain Rohit Sharma met with a specialist in Mumbai for his left thumb injury, which he sustained during the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh. He has been advised appropriate management for this injury and will not be available for the first Test against Bangladesh.”

“Fast bowler Mohd. Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are yet to fully recover from their respective shoulder and knee injuries and are ruled out of the Test series,” the BCCI further added.

As per the report, Saini, Easwaran and Kumar will be replacing the current Test skipper Rohit Sharma, fast bowler Mohd. Shami and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. The BCCI has also added Saurashtra’s Jaydev Unadkat for the two-Test series.

India’s revised squad for Bangladesh Tests: KL Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (VC), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat

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7 cricket records that won’t be broken anytime soon

“Records are made to be broken”, true! but not all can be broken. Imagine someone breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries. Some records are just too good to be true; those can just be acknowledged but can not be shattered. Now, do you think any athlete will ever be able to break Usain Bolt’s record of 9.69 seconds? Sounds impossible to us and a lot of scientists who recently studied his transcendent record. Like in any other sport, many cricketing records are next to impossible to be beaten. Let’s have a look at it. 

7 Unbreakable cricket records: 

1) Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 international centuries 

This record by Sachin Tendulkar tops our list. No batter can even come close to this record, be it the Indian legend Virat Kohli itself. At one point, everyone was convinced that Virat Kohli might break this record, but it now looks like a long shot. Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 centuries in a total of 782 innings, a feat no cricketer can imagine achieving. 

God Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar raises his helmet in the air to celebrate scoring a century during the Tri-Nation Championship Trophy final One Day International (ODI) match between India and Sri Lanka at The R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 14, 2009. Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first. AFP PHOTO/Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI. (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Sachin Tendulkar’s record came with time and pure dedication for the sport. The “God of Cricket” played the sport for 24 years and gave every inch of his soul to build record after record. Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting are second on the list with 71 centuries each. 

Most International centuries: 

  • Sachin Tendulkar: 100 
  • Virat Kohli: 71 
  • Ricky Ponting: 71 
  • Kumar Sangakkara: 63 
  • Jacques Kallis: 62 

2) Rohit Sharma’s 264 vs Sri Lanka 

Now, this is one of those records which comes once in a lifetime. Indian ace Rohit Sharma faced 173 balls, smashed a total of 42 boundaries, and amassed 264 individual runs in a one-day match; that’s incredible.

Indian Opener Batsman Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma looked like a beast on the pitch, and the Sri Lankan bowlers had no answers to his prowess that day. To spend an entire day on the pitch and get to this total is not something that happens regularly. 

Highest ODI scores by an individual: 

  1. Rohit Sharma (264) v Sri Lanka, 2014 
  2. Martin Guptill (237*) v West Indies, 2015 
  3. Virender Sehwag (219) v West Indies, 2011 
  4. Chris Gayle (215) v Zimbabwe, 2015 
  5. Fakhar Zaman (210*) v Zimbabwe, 2018 
  6. Rohit Sharma (209) v Australia 2013 
  7. Rohit Sharma (208*) v Sri Lanka 2017
  8. Sachin Tendulkar (200*) v South Africa 2010 
  9. Charles Coventry (194*) v Bangladesh 2009 

3) Sir Don Bradman’s 3-over century 

It is said that the great Don Bradman once scored a 3-over century in a match between Lithgow and Blackheath in 1931. The report further reads that 32-year-old Sir Bradman scored 100 runs in a span of just 18 minutes. However, in 1931, a single over consisted of 8 deliveries. So this is how it happened. 

One of The Best Cricketer Sir Don Bradman

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The abovementioned match was being held in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. Bill Black, a local bowler, came on to bowl for Lithgow. Bradman thrashed Bill Black for a total of 33 runs in the very specific over. The over read- 66424461. The Australian ace kept the strike in the next over as he took a single off Black’s last ball. Horrie Baker was the new bowler for Lithgow. Don Bradman smashed Baker for a total of 40 runs (64466464). Black was bought into the action again as Bradman completed his century in that very specific over. Black went for 16611446 in his last over. 

4) Rohit Sharma’s 3 ODI double hundreds 

There are only 6 players in the history of cricket who have scored 200 or more runs in the ODI format. Rohit Sharma is the only player who has achieved this massive feat more than once. In fact, the Indian superstar has scored 200+ runs a total of 3 times in the one-day format. 

Hitman Rohit Sharma Best Indian Batsman

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 31: Rohit Sharma of India hits runs during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup match between India and NZ at Dubai International Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

It is an incredible achievement, and we don’t think any player can break this record of Rohit in the coming future. Rohit Sharma has scored double hundreds against Australia and Sri Lanka (twice against the Lankans). Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Martin Guptill, Chris Gayle, and Fakhar Zaman are the other players to score double hundreds in ODI. 

5) Wilfred Rhodes’ career spanning 30 years 

Sachin Tendulkar is known for his longevity and admired for his ever-lasting form. However, one player has had a bigger career than Sachin Tendulkar. We are speaking about the English all-rounder Wilfred Rhodes who enjoyed a career of 30 years. Rhodes played around 1110 first-class games and scored 39969 runs, including 58 centuries. Rhodes also clinched a total of 4204 wickets in first-class cricket. Rhodes made his debut against Australia on 1st June 1899 and played his last game against West Indies on 3 April 1930. 

6) Dr. Willian Grace becomes captain at the age of 50 

Dr. William Gilbert Grace captained England at the age of 50, and we think this record is never going to get broken. Dr. Grace captained England against Australia at the age of 50. The modern-day cricketers consider retirement in their early 30s to forget captaining a side at the age of 50. 

Great Cricketer Dr. Willian Grace

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Dr. William Gilbert Grace has held this record since 1899, and it looks like it will be the same for centuries to come. Gubby Allen is the 2nd oldest captain in the history of cricket, who captained England against the West Indies in 1948. Gubby Allen was 45 years old at that time. 

Oldest captains in cricket: 

  1. WG Grace (50y 320d) England v Australia 
  2. GOB Allen (45y 245d) England v West Indies 
  3. WR Hammond (43y 279d) England v New Zealand 
  4. W Bardsley (43y 233d) Australia v England 
  5. Misbah-ul-Haq(42y 351d) Pakistan v West Indies 

7) Bapu Nadkarni’s 21 consecutive maiden overs 

Indian spinner Rameshchandra Gangaram Nadkarni holds the record for bowling 21 maiden overs in a row. Rameshchandra Gangaram Nadkarni, who was also known as Bapu, achieved this feat against England on January 12, 1964, in Madras. No one has come close to this excellent spell by Bapu.

He bowled 27 maidens out of his 32 overs in that specific spell against England. He allowed only 5 runs in his 32 overs. Bapu played a total of 41 Tests between the years 1955 and 1968, in which he took 88 wickets and scored 1414 runs. 

So, these were the top 7 cricket records which won’t be broken anytime soon. Please let us know in the comments section which records besides the one listed above won’t be beaten by any cricketer soon.

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