Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja also praised the league’s 16th edition and said it will be remembered by the CSK skipper.
This IPL will be remembered by yellow and MS Dhoni, Raja said in a video on his YouTube channel. Because his humility, Dhoni, his captaincy, his calmness and his handling of the game will be remembered for ages.
But most of all this IPL will be remembered for the moment when a legend like Sunil Gavaskar asked MC Dhoni to autograph his T-shirt. There couldn’t have been a bigger compliment for MS Dhoni, he added.
This was the 10th IPL final for CSK under MS Dhoni, who were fan favorites and the shouts of their star skipper were heard at venues across the country.
Among other highlights of the recently concluded tournament, Raja said: It will be remembered for the young talent of batters like Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Yashaswi Jaiswal and Ruthuraj Gaikwad. These are stars who will grace these venues for years to come. This season will also be remembered for the big names who have stayed on the bench and the players from small countries who have made great strides. It will be remembered for the fact that even if there are big names on the coaching staff and in the dugout, that is no guarantee of success for the teams. This IPL will be remembered by the fans, great throws and great catches. Jab bowlers wicket lete the toh wo ulte seedhe bhangde nahi daalta the, they rather raised their game in pressure situations. The tournament will be remembered for the bowling and easy spinning of the Gujarat Titans team. There was a wow factor in this IPL. Such a grand spectacle has never been seen before in the history of IPL.
Raja was appointed as the 35th head of PCB in September 2021 and will remain in the post until December 2022 when he will be succeeded by Najam Sethi.