The 14 th edition of the Indian premier league (IPL T20 2021) is all set to get underway from Friday 9th April 2021. The first game of this edition will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and royal challengers Bangalore at M.A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai.
Whenever these two teams clash it produces a high-octane contest and the IPL 2021 season opener promises to be a mouthwatering affair.
Mumbai Indians were the table toppers of last season winning 9 of the 14 league games and would win to continue that brilliant performance this year as well. On the other hand, royal challenger Bangalore started well but their wheels fell off dramatically towards the second half. with another chance to make a fresh start, let’s have a look at records that happen in the IPL -2021 season opener.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a nail-biting victory against Mumbai Indians in the season opener of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The first game of IPL this year turned out to be a cliffhanger that kept the viewers on the edge of their seats. RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and invited the MI team to bat first.
Total 4 records broken:
# 1. Virat Kohli broke the record of fastest 6 k runs
Virat Kohli has so far accumulated 5878 runs in 184 innings in his IPL career. He has scored these runs at an average of 38.16, and a strike rate of 130.73. He achieved 122 runs to become the first cricketer in IPL history to achieve the 6000-run mark.
#2. Hershel Patel broke the record of taking 5 wickets in a game
Hershel Patel take five wickets in IPL match against Mumbai Indians.Which is a match turning achievement for him.
#3. Virat Kohli also broke record in chasing
Virat Kohli in his 184 innings in the IPL, used to break the record for scoring most IPL runs in chasing. He scored 33 runs in 29 balls in this game which included 4 fours. He now has the most runs (2753) while chasing in IPL.
#4. Yuzvendra Chahal played 100th match
Yuzvendra Chahal played his 100th match in IPL in this game. Though his milestone game was not memorable in terms of bowling figures as he gave away 41 runs off 4 overs without picking up a wicket.
Now the eyes are also on upcoming matches where some other records will be break .Now some new ones will be created by the top players like Mahender Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, etc. Mumbai Indian lost its first match with royal challengers Bangalore at M.A Chidambaram Stadium Chennai. Now it will be predicted that Mumbai will be back in its next upcoming match on 13 April with Kolkata knight Rider.