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IPL 2018: Six outrageous shots that left us speechless

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Ah, The Indian Premier League!

The IPL is one of the most anticipated tournaments in the realm of cricket. A tournament that leaves cricket fans awestruck with the finest quality of cricketing action the dimension of T20 format has to offer. The IPL has cemented an incredibly high ceiling of reputation ever since its inception way back in 2008.

Every season, the IPL provides us with some unbelievable cricketing moments. We, the ardent cricket fans, love to savour these moments and bask in the glorious nature of the gentleman's game. From 'never-seen-before' shots, terrific display of bowling to nail-biting finishes and catches that leave us rubbing our eyes in disbelief- name it and the IPL covers it for you.

From Brendon McCullum's 158 in 74 deliveries in the IPL 2008 to Shane Watson's incredible century in the final game of the IPL 2018, the batting department of cricket has always been the "It Factor" of the IPL. The 2018 edition of the VIVO IPL was no exception as it imbibed some of the most exquisite & unconventional cricketing shots that rendered us speechless even after watching replays in disbelief. Let's take a look.

#1 Ishan Kishan's helicopter shot

The explosive keeper-batsman Ishan Kishan earned praises and reputation playing for Mumbai Indians last year. In a high-octane battle against Kolkata Knight Riders, he registered a fabulous knock of 62 runs in 21 deliveries. Though this knock included a lot of amazing shots, one took the cake in particular.

Paying tribute to the legendary MS Dhoni, Ishan showed his incredible wrist-work by smashing a helicopter-shot when Kuldeep Yadav was given the ball.

#2 Brendon McCullum's scoops over keeper's head


The Kiwi batsman is highly admired for his fearless approach and innovative capabilities of derailing the best of bowling attacks. Donning the RCB jersey against Mumbai Indians, Brendon lighted up the M. Chinnaswamy stadium when he pulled off a tricky scoop shot that sailed over keeper's head and went straight to the sight screen via aerial route, much to the dismay of the bowler Hardik Pandya.

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