Top 25 Moments of IPL 2024: Dhoni-Kohli Hug

Top 25 Moments of IPL 2024: Dhoni-Kohli Hug, Booing of Hardik at Wankhede, Harshit Teased Mayank

Kohli and Dhoni's Embrace

The Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the title of the Indian Premier League 2024 by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the final, marking their third IPL championship. Throughout the season, the 74 matches provided a plethora of thrilling moments. Here are the top highlights from IPL 2024:

  1. Kohli and Dhoni's Embrace

  1. In the opening match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni shared a heartfelt hug on the pitch. Kohli, opening with Faf du Plessis, hugged former CSK captain Dhoni, exchanged a few laughs, and then proceeded to bat, scoring 21 runs from 20 balls.

  1. Spider Camera Wire Incident

  1. During the fourth match, the Rajasthan Royals faced the Lucknow Super Giants. The game paused for 7 minutes when the wire of the spider camera fell onto the outfield in the first over.
  2. Malfunctioning Zing Bells
    In the same match, play was halted again when the zing bells at the striker’s end stopped flashing in the fourth over, causing a 5-minute delay.
  3. Harshit Rana’s Flying Kiss to Mayank Agarwal
    In the third match between SRH and KKR, Harshit Rana dismissed Mayank Agarwal and celebrated with a flying kiss, leading to a heated exchange. Harshit was fined 60% of his match fee.
  4. Anuj Rawat's One-Handed Catch
    RCB's Anuj Rawat took a spectacular one-handed catch off Yash Dayal’s bouncer to dismiss Sam Curran of PBKS, who was attempting a hook shot.
  5. Dhoni's Diving Catch
    MS Dhoni made an impressive diving catch, covering 2.27 meters in 0.6 seconds, to dismiss Vijay Shankar in a match against the Gujarat Titans.
  6. Special Jersey for Rishabh Pants
    Rishabh Pant received a special jersey for playing his 100th match for the Delhi Capitals against the Rajasthan Royals, making him the first DC player to achieve this milestone.

  1. Ponting's Argument Over Impact Players

  1. Ricky Ponting, the Delhi Capitals’ head coach, argued with umpires about the Rajasthan Royals using an impact player, causing multiple game stoppages. Ultimately, the Royals were allowed to field Rovman Powell as a substitute fielder.
  2. Mayank Yadav’s speed record
    Mayank Yadav of the Lucknow Super Giants bowled nine balls at over 150 km/h in his debut against the PBKS, recording a top speed of 155.8 km/h and taking three wickets.
  3. Booing of Hardik Pandya at Wankhede
    Hardik Pandya, leading the Mumbai Indians, faced booing and chants of "Rohit-Rohit" from the crowd during their match against the Rajasthan Royals, reflecting the fans' discontent with the captaincy change.
  4. Three Golden Ducks for Mumbai
    In their home match against the Rajasthan Royals, the Mumbai Indians had three players dismissed for golden ducks by Trent Boult, leading to an easy victory for Rajasthan.
  5. Axar Patel’s Reflex Catch
    Axar Patel took a quick one-handed catch to dismiss Ishan Kishan during a match between the Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.

  1. Ravi Bishnoi's Diving Catch

  1. Lucknow's Ravi Bishnoi made a stunning diving catch off his own bowling to dismiss Kane Williamson of the Gujarat Titans.
  2. Kohli claps for Hardik
    During a match at Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli encouraged the crowd to applaud Hardik Pandya despite the initial booing, demonstrating sportsmanship.
  3. Pant's DRS Controversy
    Rishabh Pant argued with umpire Rohan Pandit over a DRS call during a match against LSG, causing a five-minute delay. Replays showed Pant gesturing for a review, which was initially unclear.
  4. Phil Salt's Acrobatic Catch
    Kolkata Knight Riders’ Phil Salt took a brilliant catch to dismiss Marcus Stoinis during a match against LSG at Ekana Stadium.
  5. Ramandeep Singh’s Quick Catch
    KKR's Ramandeep Singh took a sharp catch at backward point to dismiss Deepak Hooda in a match against LSG.
  6. Dhoni's Hat-Trick of Sixes
    In the first El-Clásico of the season (MI vs. CSK), MS Dhoni hit three sixes in four balls off Hardik Pandya’s last over, marking a historic moment.
  7. Avesh Khan's One-Handed Catch
    Avesh Khan took a one-handed catch to dismiss Phil Salt and celebrated with Sanju Samson’s glove, referencing a previous missed catch.
  8. Kite-stopping play
    A kite interrupted the second match between Mumbai and Delhi at Arun Jaitley Stadium. Rohit Sharma caught the kite and handed it to Rishabh Pant, who then passed it to the umpire.
  9. Harshal Patel bowls Dhoni
    MS Dhoni was bowled by Harshal Patel’s slower yorker on the first ball he faced, marking the third time Patel has dismissed Dhoni in the IPL.
  10. Kohli and Ishant's Funny Banter
    During a match, Kohli teased Ishant Sharma after hitting him for boundaries. Later, when Ishant batted, Kohli continued the banter, creating a light-hearted moment.
  11. The Third Umpire's Mistake on Dinesh Karthik
    Dinesh Karthik was given a reprieve due to a third umpire error. The umpire mistakenly ruled that the ball had hit Karthik’s bat before hitting his pad, when replays showed it was pad first.
  12. Abhishek Sharma bowled in the final.
    SRH's Abhishek Sharma was bowled by Mitchell Starc on the fifth ball of the final, unable to score any runs.
  13. Venkatesh Iyer's winning shot
    Venkatesh Iyer hit the winning shot for KKR in the final match, securing victory with a paddle sweep off Shahbaz Ahmed.
  14. Shahrukh Khan and Gautam Gambhir's Celebration
    After KKR's victory, owner Shahrukh Khan kissed the forehead of mentor Gautam Gambhir, a moment captured and shared widely on social media.

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