Chennai Super Kings ‘talisman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma were jointly declared as the greatest captains of the Indian Premier League, including 20 former cricketers.
Dhoni should have carried the responsibility of leading CSK to 10 playoffs out of 11 seasons and winning three titles, while Rohit, who became the captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013, gave them four wins.
Former South African batsman AB de Villiers emerged as the greatest player in the batting category, while veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga snatched the title in bowling.
Australia’s Shane Watson, who was one of the important CSK squads at the wheel, won the battle between the all-rounders. The title of best coach went to Stephen Fleming of Chennai Super Kings, who defeated Trevor Bellis of Kolkata Knight Riders by a small margin.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and India captain Virat Kohli were selected as the highest run scorer in IPL history with 5412 runs in 177 matches.
The list was picked up by an expert jury of Star Sports, comprising 50 members, including 20 former cricketers, 10 senior sports journalists, 10 statisticians and analysts (10).
The 13th IPL has been suspended by the BCCI “until further notice” to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic by the BCCI.