Indian Premier League is the biggest T20 league in the world. Thousands of players from different countries try to put their names in the auction, hoping for an IPL berth. IPL has also helped many to come into the reckoning for their respective national sides.
For a cricketer who can't make it big in International cricket, IPL has provided them a platform where they can earn a hefty amount for two months of cricket and still make a living by playing FC cricket for their respective countries.
IPL has had its magical moments and a fair share of coincidences as well. Let's look into a few IPL records which will never fail to mesmerize.
#8 Karn Sharma - IPL Winner 2016, 2017 and 2018
Karn Sharma is a bowling all-rounder who has been a part of IPL from 2013. He is a leg-spinner and a lower order batsman who has also played Test cricket for India. Karn was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad team after which he moved to Mumbai Indians and later to Chennai Super Kings in the forthcoming seasons.
Not many know that Karn is also part of 3 victorious IPL campaigns. He was a part of SRH when they won the IPL in 2016. When he made the move to MI, they won the IPL defeating RPS in 2017 and Karn was a part of CSK, when CSK won the IPL in 2018.
There is no doubt that Karn is a good luck charm to his IPL teams.
#7 Manish Pandey - IPL's youngest centurion
Manish Pandey is a talented middle-order batsman and an electrifying fielder who currently plays for Kolkata Knight Riders. He came into reckoning because, he was a part of Virat Kohli's squad that won the U-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
Pandey has been a part of IPL since 2008 and he was first selected by Mumbai Indians. In 2009, he was given a youth contract by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Not many remember that Manish Pandey was IPL's first Indian centurion when he scored a belligerent 114 of 73 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes versus Deccan Chargers in 2009. Pandey was 20 years old and he is till date the youngest ever centurion in IPL