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5 Interesting Coincidences In The History Of Tournament

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is none less than a festival of cricket in India. Each year, fans await with the same enthusiasm for the cash-rich league to spread its magic for almost 2 months of time.

IPL has witnessed many interesting incidents taking place on the field and off the field. IPL 2020 is also awaited this year even after the wrath of the deadly coronavirus pandemic playing a spoilsport.

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IPL Trophy. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The Indian Premier League is undoubtedly the best T20 franchise based cricket tournament in the world and it has been the birthplace of certain careers in world cricket.

Today, we put forth, five amazing coincidences that have taken place so far in the 12-year history of the cash-rich tournament.

IPL: 5 Interesting Coincidences In The History Of Tournament

1. Sachin and Virat’s Maiden IPL Hundred

Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli IPLSachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli IPL
Sachin Tendulkar (L) and Virat Kohli (R). Credit: BCCI

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, is included in the list of world’s best players these days. Apart from this, he has the ability to break the record of 100 centuries of master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar himself acknowledged this saying Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli can break his 100-century records.

There are a lot of coincidences between Tendulkar and Kohli. Both players scored their 58th international century against the same rival team. Apart from all this, there is a big coincidence associated with IPL.

In IPL 2016, Kohli against the Gujarat Lions and in 2011 Sachin against the Kochi Tuskers, scored the first century of their IPL career. Both reached their century on the last ball of their innings and were not out.

Both players were captaining their respective teams and started the innings. Unfortunately, both of them faced defeat.