IPL 2023: The fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League came to an end with Gujarat Titans on the top. The two-month-long season which started on March 26 came to an end on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
It was a fascinating season with two new teams entering the fold in the Indian Premier League. There was so much hype around the expansion of the IPL with the inclusion of two new teams.
The two new teams, Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans did not disappoint us as they went on to put on an excellent performance. Lucknow Super Giants reached the playoffs while Gujarat Titans lifted the IPL trophy.
Gujarat Titans went on to win the IPL trophy in their maiden IPL season. This is a luxury for teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals who have been here since the start but could not even lift the trophy for a single time.
While major teams like Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians played their worst season in the IPL. Mumbai Indians went on to finish at the last position with eight points in 14 games while Chennai Super Kings finished at the second last position.
They too could hold on to only eight points in 14 games. For other teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, this was yet another forgettable season like the usual times.
IPL 2023: Robin Uthappa recalls MS Dhoni’s humility, I am the same person, nothing has changed, said MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings had a disastrous season in the IPL 2022. They went on to have multiple problems on and off the field. However, the yellow army will be eyeing a strong comeback in the next season.
Robin Uthappa recently shared a previous encounter with MS Dhoni which showcased the latter’s humility even after achieving so much. The CSK captain stayed humble when he met Robin Uthappa.
Robin Uthappa said, “When I was selected for CSK, I was playing with Mahi after 13-14 years. When I went to the team, everybody was referring to him as Mahi Bhai or Mahi Sir. I got a bit confused. One day, I went to him and asked whether I should call him Mahi or Mahi Bhai.
He told me not to complicate things and call me whatever I want to. He told me that he was the same person and that nothing had changed. I was the only person in the team who was calling him Mahi.
Our relationship is like that. It’s not just related to cricket. We have played cricket together, but we share a lot of love off the field as well. When Trinity was born, I sent her pic to Mahi and he said, “she looks like you.” Ours is a relationship that goes beyond cricket. Today also, we sit together and chill, as we used to 13-14 years ago.”