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IPL 2018: 4 most unexpected things to have happened so far

Several players have punched above their weight in this year's IPL.

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Top 5 / Top 10 08 May 2018, 09:44 IST
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Pandya has grown leaps and bounds as a bowler this IPL

Every edition of the IPL throws up unexpected occurrences and surprises for the viewers. These surprises come in the form of players performing well above (or below) expectations, peculiar instances on and off-the-field, and in many other ways.

This edition of the IPL has been no different in this regard, and this slideshow looks at five such unexpected things which may have surprised audiences around the world.


#4 Hardik Pandya's bowling

Before the start of this year's IPL, Hardik Pandya had taken 10 wickets in the IPL in the 37 matches in which he had played. This season, in a mere 9 innings, the all-rounder from Baroda has already taken 14 wickets and even been the leading wicket-taker in the tournament at one point.

Further, instead of giving the odd over here and there like he used to earlier, Pandya is consistently giving his captain four overs in every single game. Pandya's new-found bowling form augurs well for Indian cricket, and one would hope that this continues and he finally becomes the genuine fast bowling all-rounder Indian cricket has so desperately needed for the past many years.

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