Rajasthan Royals received the inaugural version of the T20 match.
After India’s victory in the inaugural World T20 in 2007, the craze for the shortest format of the recreation amongst the Cricket lovers was at its peak in India. BCCI noticed this as a enterprise alternative and introduced the launch of the profitable Twenty20 Cricket competitors referred to as the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2007. Then BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi is alleged to be the mastermind behind the concept of IPL.
The first version of the IPL was performed in 2008. The competitors witnessed some eventful matches with a nail-biting ultimate between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. The Royals who had been thought-about as one in every of the weakest groups held its nerves and received the title. The occasion was an enormous success and it was a two-month Cricket truthful for the followers of the recreation and gamers, franchise homeowners.
BCCI made an enormous amount of cash of it. Since the format was new to everybody round the world, it was tough for the groups to carry out amidst big crowd and strain. Here, the function of the groups’ captains was actually vital as he was the one to make the proper choices on the discipline.
All the captains did an exquisite job in main their groups which had been in a position to carry out and therefore raise the recognition of the format. Let’s take a look at how the groups fared in the inaugural version of IPL and what the then captains are doing these days:
Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians, a franchise owned by Indian enterprise tycoon Mukesh Ambani, was captained by Sachin Tendulkar in the first version of IPL. Under the management of Master Blaster, the Mumbai primarily based franchise had a median IPL in 2008 as the group may solely handle to complete in the fifth place with 7 wins and as many losses in 14 video games they featured in.
The right-handed batsman, after his retirement in 2013 from all types of Cricket, has been concerned in philanthropist actions alongside proudly owning Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters for 3 years. In its three-year existence, the Blasters have been a part of two ISL finals and instructions arguably the most fan-following amongst any aspect in the league. Little Master is at present the UNICEF ambassador for Hygiene and Sanitation. He can also be concerned in ‘Spreading Happiness,’ a mission that “provides electricity to deprived areas.”