The first-ever match played in the IPL was a contest to savour. It not only set the tone for the lucrative tournament but was one of the finest match played in the history of IPL, thanks to some slogging from Brendon McCullum for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and brilliant bowling effort from their bowlers to bundle out Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 82 runs. But these are the facts that most of you must be remembering.
Let us have a look at five instances from the first ever IPL match, which particularly does not strikes ones mind:
Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting played together for KKR
Rivals not enemies! Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting are probable the fiercest captains in the history of international cricket. For those born in the 90s, the duo made their childhood more enjoyable. The 2003 World Cup final was the most entertaining final in which these two legends led their country. However, in as rare scenario, Ganguly and Ponting shared the dressing room for KKR in the inaugural match of IPL.