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Top 3 Fairplay Moments in IPL and the Fairplay Award


Cricket  •  12 May, 2023  •  7,288 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. The game between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore recently witnessed some flares and fights between the players, with Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, and Naveen Ul-haq being the main culprits. However, it is important to note that there have been some fair-play moments in the IPL as well. In this blog, we will discuss the top 3 fair play moments in IPL history. We will also discuss the Fairplay Award at the IPL.

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Ben Stokes (IPL 2017)

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During the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League, the Sunrisers Hyderabad played against the Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. After winning the toss, the Sunrisers chose to bat first and lost Shikhar Dhawan early on in the innings. However, Alex Hales and Kane Williamson stabilized the innings quite well.

In the ninth over, Ish Sodhi was bowling to Hales when the latter attempted to hit the ball towards the midwicket boundary but was caught by Ben Stokes instead. Although Stokes made an impressive effort, Hales was initially given not out. Stokes immediately suggested that he had dropped the catch and that Hales should not be given out. Stokes, who would later become England's hero in the 2019 World Cup, acted with sportsmanship and integrity.

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Hashim Amla (IPL 2017)

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In an IPL 2017 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the Kings XI Punjab team lost the toss and was asked to bat first against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. They managed to score 138/7, and one of the most significant moments of that inning was when Hashim Amla was dismissed by Aniket Choudhary.

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