IPL 2021 will commence on April 9, 2021, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians is led by Rohit Sharma while Virat Kohli is the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore. IPL 2021 will be played at 6 venues across the country and will witness a total of 60 matches.
Indian Premier League has a long history. Since its debut season in 2008, fans have enjoyed 13 editions of the Indian Premier League. Since the very first edition, fans were thrilled to watch the nail-biting matches in IPL. Rajasthan Royals won the trophy in IPL 2008 after they defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final. Here we relive the memories of the first edition of Indian Premier League and talk about the 3 most exciting matches of IPL 2008.
IPL History: 3 Most Exciting Matches Of IPL 2008
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Night Riders (M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru)
No Indian cricket fan can forget the very first match of 1st IPL edition in 2008. This is because of the spectacular 158 run-knock by Brendon McCullum in the match. The former New Zealand skipper played as an opener for Kolkata Knight Riders and smashed 158 runs off just 73 balls. His fabulous innings thrilled every Indian fan. KKR scored 222-3 while batting first. In response, Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 82 runs and lost the game by 140 runs. Brendon McCullum was awarded player of the match for his thrilling knock.