The Indian Premier League (IPL) has never seen a finale like the one witnessed in 2023. The finale was a long one. It took 3 days to get the finale completed and for CSK to make history by lifting its 5th IPL title. All thanks to the rain showers, the finale got delayed by 2 days. It was Tuesday, 30 May 2023 when the final match was actually completed, and the IPL T20 Winner of the 16th season was actually able to put an end to a beautiful tournament this year.
When asked about his retirement plans, Dhoni commented: Looking for an answer? This is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love I have received all over. The easy thing would be to walk away from here, but the harder thing would be working hard for 9 months and try to play another IPL. It would be a gift from me, won’t be easy on the body. You do get emotional, the first game at CSK everyone was chanting my name. My eyes were full of water, I needed to take some time off in the dugout. I realised I need to enjoy this. I think they love me for what I am, they love that I am so grounded, I don’t try to portray something I’m not. Just keep it simple. Every trophy is special, but what is special about IPL is every crunch game you need to be ready. There were lapses today, the bowling department didn’t work, but it was the batting department that took the pressure off them today. I do get frustrated, it is human but I try to step into their shoes, every individual deals with pressure differently. Ajinkya and a few others are experienced, so you don’t worry. If anyone is confused, then can always ask. The special thing about Rayudu is he will always give his 100% when he is on his field. But with him in the team, I will never win the fairplay award. I’ve been playing with him for a long time, since the India A tours. He’s a player who can play spin and pace equally well. It is something really special. I felt he would do something really special today, he’s also like me – not someone who uses the phone often. I hope he enjoys the next phase of his life.
Some of the Awards that were given to players for the IPL 2023 are:
- MS Dhoni gets the Winner’s cheque of INR 20 crore.
- Hardik Pandya gets the Runner-up shield and cheque of INR 12.5 crore.
- Eden Gardens and Wankhede Stadium share the award for the Best Venues of the Season.
- Shubman Gill wins Orange Cap (890) award.
- Mohammad Shami wins Purple Cap (28) award.
- Ajinkya Rahane wins Fairplay of the Season award.
- Rashid Khan wins Catch of the Season award.
- Faf du Plessis wins Longest Six of the Season (115m) award.
- Shubman Gill wins Most Fours (84) award.
- Shubman Gill wins Most Valuable Player of the Season award.
- Shubman Gill wins Dream11 Gamechanger of the Season award.
- Glenn Maxwell wins Super Striker of the Season award.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal wins Emerging Player of the Year award.
The awards for the IPL final match CSK vs GT are as follows:
- Devon Conway wins Player of the Match award
- MS Dhoni wins Catch of the Match award
- Sai Sudharsan wins Longest Six award
- Sai Sudharsan wins the Maximum Fours award
- Sai Sudharsan wins Most Valuable Asset of the Match award
- Sai Sudharsan wins Gamechanger of the Match award
- Ajinkya Rahane wins Electric Striker of the Match award
CSK won the match by 5 wickets when they chased the score that was given after the rain stopped. The team had to make 171 runs in 15 overs. Although it did not sound very tough in the beginning, the match quickly got interesting when GT took important wickets. Jadeja managed to get the team to win with a 4 at the last ball. It became an interesting match when CSK needed 10 runs on 2 balls. With one six and one boundary, Jadeja got the win in the bag for CSK. It was definitely a match that made every cricket lover sit on the edge of their seats.
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