59 matches, 40 days of excitement and lots more... thats was IPL 2009. Even though it was shifted to South Africa due to our election, each and every match was exciting. Lots of stuff was there in it. The first super over, 3 hat-tricks, maiden century by an indian batsman and the roar of those legends in this new format of cricket where most expect the domination of young blood. Unlike from the flat pitches in India , both batsmen and bowlers had equal role to play in this. In the league stages each team except knight riders show neck to neck performance and that went to the last match of the league stage to deicide who the semi -finalists are. And in the end, proving the statement "Any thing can happen in the game of cricket ",Deccan Chargers lift the IPL 2009 in glory. No one would have expected the last team of IPL 2008 will lift the trophy in 2009. Thanks to Gilly 4 his excellent leadership and commitment towards cricket. Telling about the commitment, our spin legend Anil Kumble must be mentioned. Due to his leadership Royal Challengers rose up like a phoenix from the bottom of the table, not of last years but during the half way point of this year.
Now let me bring some fact to your notice. From the last 2 IPL seasons, there evolves some common facts. I think the team reaching semi-final with a player holding orange cap won't be able to make to the finals. Last year it was Shaun Marsh of Kings XI, then this year it's Mattew Hayden of Super Kings. If having orange cap is a bad omen then it's the reverse for having the purple cap. They not only reach the finals but also lift the trophy. Sohail Tanveer of Rajasthan was the purple cap holder for IPL 2008 and R P Singh of Deccan Chargers in IPL 2009.
Lets see what happens with these two facts in the next season of IPL. There are two more facts, the team with a Australian captain and the team winning the first semi-finals win the championship. Well these two facts i don't want to be mentioned in detail as i think it was just mere coincidence. Hope the other two also be some kind of coincidence. Will wait and see in next season.